Fire Truck Door

Fire Truck Door

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Description: This collection of New York Fire Department (FDNY) equipment recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center includes a door and tail light panel from a crushed fire truck, two axe heads, and two firefighter’s pry bars.
Context: When the first hijacked plane crashed into the World Trade Center, the New York Fire Department immediately responded. Officers set up a command center in the lobby of the north tower and bravely rushed up the stairs to rescue the trapped occupants and put out the raging fires. When the towers collapsed, numerous trucks were crushed, and 343 members of the New York Fire Department were killed.
This door is from a FDNY rescue pumper truck destroyed in the World Trade Center collapse. The truck belonged to Squad One of Brooklyn, part of FDNY’s Special Operations Command, an elite group of firefighters who respond to unique fire and emergency situations. Squad One lost 12 members on Septmeber 11.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Truck Door
recovery site
United States: New York, Fresh Kills
recovered
United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
Measurements
overall: 157 cm x 103 cm x 87 cm; 61 13/16 in x 40 9/16 in x 34 1/4 in
ID Number
2002.0055.04
accession number
2002.0055
catalog number
2002.0055.04
Credit Line
The New York City Fire Department
subject
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Attack on the World Trade Center
September 11th Attacks
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11
September 11
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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