The 9/11 Memorial Fire Truck, "Engine 343" is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to memorialize all loss of life on 9/11/2001 - so that we as a nation "Never Forget". Engine 343 is committed to raising awareness of the sacrifices of all of our military branches, firefighters, law enforcement and EMS. All efforts to inform and help our community are done so in memory of all of our nation's fallen heroes.
Our idea is to use this antique fire truck as a drivable memorial and reference. The apparatus will look the part of a in service firetruck, but the different compartments will be customized to include stories, images and other 911 memorabilia to honor those lost that day. The truck will be used in benefits, parades, fundraisers, parties, memorials, and funerals and as a mobile educational tool.
There is no charge for the use of ENGINE 343, but we will be taking donations. Donations made will be spread through our local charitable organizations, once the cost of the truck and customizations is recovered.
This will be a truly unique way to raise money for OUR community...