This just in from Tampa Fire Rescue:
Come join Tampa Fire Rescue in remembering our fallen heroes from Sept. 11, while viewing history first hand.
The Project involving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 is an educational effort focused at society, especially youngsters who were too young to actually understand the events of Septemeber 11th and what that day means to members of the fire service and to all of us. We have brought this great learning and historical opportunity to Tampa, but it remains here for a brief time.
The Remembrance Rescue Project is a not-for-profit created by firefighters to restore and preserve Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 from 9/11 as educational tools, historical artifacts and memorials. The Project involving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 is an educational effort focused at society, especially youngsters who were too young to actually understand the events of Septemeber 11th and what that day means to members of the fire service and the country as a whole. The Project works with fire departments across the country to host the Rescues throughout the year. The Project coordinates with host fire departments to facilitate 9/11 educational programming, memorials and remembrance events. The Project strives to keep the memories alive of those lost on September 11th and all firefighters killed in the line of duty every year. More information can be found at the website: http://www.remembrance.co/
Those heros that lost there lives that day were as follows:
Capt. Louis Joseph Modafferi, 45
Lt. Harvey Harrell, 49
John P. Bergin, 39
Carl Vincent Bini, 44
Michael Curtis Fiore, 46
Andre G. Fletcher, 37
Joseph Mascali, 44
Douglas Charles Miller, 34
Jeffrey Matthew Palazzo, 33
Nicholas P. Rossomando, 35
Allan Tarasiewicz, 45- Detailed to R4 on 9/10
Lt. Michael T. Russo, Sr, 44- Detailed From Squad 1 on 9/11
Come join us in this historical and educational opportunity to learn and honor our fallen heroes as well as reminding us of the freedoms we enjoy everyday, and that those freedoms are not free.
Times will be from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at each event listed below.
Wednesday, Jan. 9
411 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL
Thursday, Jan. 10
1313 South Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, FL 33629
Friday, Jan. 11
Tampa Fire Museum
720 Zach Street, Tampa, FL