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    Engine 6

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    riding list

    This is a 'too familiar' site in firehouses around the city...

    The Riding List for the night tour showing who was working that tour. The list has remained unchanged in memorium.
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    Engine 6 Website

    http://www.fdnyengine6.org/
    Here you can read also the story from Bill Green, he survived the tragedy.
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    ENGINE 6 'TIGERS' FDNY

    ENGINE 6 "TIGERS " FDNY
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    Crushed firetruck a stark reminder of attacks

    Crushed firetruck a stark reminder of attacks

    Albany -- New York City firefighters visit the State Museum for acquisition of Engine 6 acquisition

    By TIMOTHY CAHILL, Staff writer
    First published: Tuesday, March 19, 2002

    A firetruck destroyed in the collapse of the World Trade Center will go on display at the State Museum by late spring.

    Gov. George Pataki and other politicians joined officials from the museum and the state Department of Education on Monday to announce the acquisition of Fire Engine 6, the first to respond to the Sept. 11 attacks.

    Six New York City firefighters from Engine Company 6, where the truck originated, were guests of honor at the ceremony. Included was the truck's only surviving team member.

    "The people of New York are now entrusted with some of the first objects to be preserved from the World Trade Center,'' Education Commissioner Richard Mills said.

    Mills made the announcement in one of the museum's galleries, surrounded by six large color photographs of the ruined pumper truck and smaller artifacts from the attack site.

    The photographs showed the crushed truck, which still bears a large white 6 on its rear, and its mangled pump, damaged by falling debris. The cab of the bright red vehicle appeared scorched, the result, a museum official explained later, of a fireball from the building. A front tire was shredded, while the rear tires remained in perfect condition.

    Also unveiled were artifacts from Fire Engine 6 and the attack site, otherwise mundane objects such as a Fire Department violations pad and an iron rivet, now burned, bent and imbued with stark meaning.

    A twisted orange rescue stretcher, called a backboard, and the scorched metal nameplate from the truck also were on view. Barely visible beneath the charring of the nameplate was a fighting tiger, the insignia of Company 6.

    "Engine 6 from now on will be in service here, in the State Museum,'' Mills said, "to teach the values of those who manned it.''

    Firefighter Billy Green responded to the attack on Sept. 11 with four crew members and was the only survivor.

    A diffident man with haunted eyes, Green bowed his head when the governor singled him out for his courage. Later, he explained that he survived because his fellow firefighters were higher in the north tower when the order came to evacuate.

    "It was an unbelievable horror,'' he said. "I thought I was going to get crushed by panic, but there was no panic.''

    The truck was donated to the State Museum by the New York Fire Department. It has been moved from the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island to an undisclosed site for decontamination. The truck is polluted with asbestos dust and other contaminants.

    Museum Director Clifford Siegfried estimated the truck will be available for viewing in about two months. The exact date has yet to be determined.

    The additional artifacts will go on view immediately in the Terrace Gallery as part of an existing memorial to the victims of the attack.


    http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories...SubCategory=UA

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    Engine 6 Memorial T-shirt

    Engine 6 Memorial T-shirt

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    49 Beekman Street

    New York New York 10038

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    FDNY Engine 6 to Serve as WTC Tribute

    FDNY Engine 6 to Serve as WTC Tribute

    DONNA LIQUORI
    Associated Press Writer


    WARWICK, N.Y. (AP) -- Billy Green solemnly unfurled a length of hose during a ceremony Friday and handed it to other firefighters to be placed aboard Engine 6, crushed when the World Trade Center towers collapsed.

    It was the first time since Sept. 11 that he'd seen the truck, which will go on display at a museum next month. Of the five firefighters on his crew who ran into the north tower, Green was the only one to survive.

    "It's hard. I look inside and remember riding over,'' he said, wearing a T-shirt with the names of those from Engine Co. 6 who died: Lt. Thomas O'Hagan, and firefighters Thomas Holohan, Paul Beyer and William Johnston.

    The truck, decontaminated of asbestos, was rescued from a Staten Island landfill by the New York State Museum. The ceremony was held to dedicate the engine, which still bore a faint "6'' on the front.

    The cab was burned out and the front tires tattered, but the original hose was scrubbed clean. Four firefighters worked quietly, placing the hose precisely like they would if the engine were returning to service.

    "It's an honor for us,'' said Al Sicignano of Brooklyn. "It's something they'd be doing if they were here. This is their last ride. I could just picture them. They were gung-ho.''

    Holohan's widow, Colleen, holding one of her three children, wiped tears as she recalled the last Christmas party at the firehouse. "All the children were on top of the truck in the hose beds.''

    In the middle of the party, an alarm went off and the firefighters lifted the children down from the truck, she said.

    "You just remember all those things and how much of a family they were,'' she said.

    The truck was decontaminated by inmates trained in asbestos removal at the Mid-Orange Correctional Facility, about 60 miles north of New York. The firefighters later thanked the inmates and shook their hands.

    "Oh, man, I got no words to describe it,'' said inmate George Latorre of working on the truck.



    http://www.firehouse.com/news/2002/8/10_APeng6.html




    New York City Firefighter Billy Green takes hose that was on Engine 6, background, when it responded to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and prepares to lay the cleaned hose in the hose bed of the engine on Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at the Mid-Hudson Correctional Facility at Warwick, N.Y., where the engine and hose had been decontaminated. The decontaminated engine will be taken to the New York State Museum in Albany for a permanent display. Of five members of Engine 6 that entered the World TradeCenter, only Green survived.

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