On Friday, January 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. a piece of the South Tower of the World Trade Center will be displayed in the Social Club at Washington Fire Company. Any one interested is welcome to come see and touch this piece of history before it moves to its new home in Alabama. Captain Mike Maxwell will be there to answer any of your questions regarding this piece of steel and its significance. Pasta, meatballs with a salad and a dinner roll will be served as well for $7.00.
On Saturday, January 7 at 11:00 a.m. there will be a ceremony to celebrate the memory and heroic actions of Firefighter Terry Ferrell and the generosity of the Conshohocken Fire Companies, Police Department, and Borough Council. The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund was established in memory of Terry Farrell, a decorated member of Rescue 4/FDNY and Chief of the Dix Hills Volunteer Fire Department. Terry, along with 342 of his brothers, perished on September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Center attacks. The Fund’s “Surplus Equipment Program” collects good usable fire equipment and gear and distributes the equipment to Fire Departments that do not have the tax base to purchase firefighting equipment that is needed.
In December, Conshohocken Borough Council voted to donate the Fire Department’s 1990 Ford Fire Truck and the Police Department’s 1992 Chevrolet Suburban to the Fund. Through the Fund, the vehicles will be transported and donated to the Dry Valley Fire Company in Montevallo, Alabama. The Fire Truck will also transport a section of I-beam taken from the World Trade Center to be dedicated to the Alabama Fire Museum.
On January 7, 2012, the vehicles will depart from the Washington Fire Company. To learn more about Terry Farrell and the Fund, please visit http://terryfund.org/index.htm.