An out-of-service New Hampshire fire truck may soon be getting a second life as part of a museum honoring those who died and served on and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The truck could be loaned to a memorial at the Fairchester Hose Haulers Museum in Circleville, New York.
The truck is a 1976 Dodge/Pierce Power Wagon and it was removed from active service early in 2015. It is not worth much in resale value, and the town would likely recoup less than $1,000 if it were to be sold at auction. However, it could serve as an invaluable part of a memorial honoring the devastating attacks of September 11. The museum would cover the transportation costs of the vehicle and even pay for repairs. Because it would be on loan, the town would always have the option of reclaiming it for further use.
If the truck does get loaned to the museum, it would serve to honor the life of a firefighter who died on 9/11. This museum assigns trucks to individual firefighters, with the ultimate goal of honoring every single firefighter who perished in the attacks with his or her own fire truck.
The New York 9/11 Memorial Museum has grown to become one of the largest displays of fire apparatuses in the county, and currently houses nearly 400 pieces of equipment. A truck like this would add to the collection and serve a specific goal of honoring a fallen firefighter.
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