From Tire Review
Continental Tire the Americas’ commercial vehicle tire group, Detroit Diesel Corp., Alcoa Wheel and Snider Fleet Solutions have announced a cooperative sponsorship of the Remembrance Rescue Project.
“It takes a significant effort to keep our rescue engines on the road, but as firefighters, we volunteer our time and vacations to ensure that people nationwide have the chance to see these vehicles in person. It is great to know that these companies support our mission and are helping us to honor firefighters everywhere, including those who died in service on 9/11,” said Chris Gantz, volunteer head of the Remembrance Rescue Project.
This non-profit firefighter support organization has restored the only two surviving heavy rescue trucks to respond to the attacks on the World Trade Center. On Sept. 11, 2001, the entire unit of nine firefighters with the FDNY Rescue 4 unit and 11 firefighters with the Rescue 5 unit lost their lives trying to save others at the World Trade Center complex.
The Remembrance Rescue Project acquired Rescue 4 after its removal from service and completely restored it in September 2011. It now operates from Texas. The Project acquired the last of the surviving FDNY rescues, Rescue 5, in December 2011 and operates it from Chicago. The trucks now tour the country.
The Remembrance Rescue Project’s volunteers are all firefighters who arrange events and travel the country with the restored engines, which serve as memorials to the fallen and help raise funds for family support.
Under the sponsorship, Continental will continue to provide replacement truck tires for the Remembrance Rescue Project. Detroit Diesel is providing a multi-year donation of engine maintenance funds for the project. Alcoa Wheel joins the sponsorship by providing new heavy-duty forged aluminum wheels. Snider Fleet Solutions is offering installation of the new Alcoa wheels, as well as mounting and balancing of the new Continental truck tires.
For more information, a schedule of upcoming events or to donate to the Remembrance Rescue Project, visit http://remembrance.co.
From Tire Review