The National Chapter of the Terry Farrell Firefighter Fund (www.terryfund.org) is currently undertaking a cross country tour to deliver a piece of the World Trade Center to the San Diego Fire Museum. The Terry Fund also provided a transfer truck and a half worth of firefighting equipment to the Alabama Departments that were heavily damaged or destroyed in the April 15th and April 27th tornados. This act tells everyone what the Terry Fund is all about. Here is a brief history of the fund taken from the national website…

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 attack. Our Fund is here to assist firefighters and their families with educational, medical and equipment needs. We support the firefighters who serve our communities. The Terry Farrell Fund is operated predominately by Firefighters along with friends of the Fund. We operate on a volunteer basis in order to give back to our firefighting community. See our chapters on the right.

Brian Farrell, the brother of the late Chief Farrell, was on hand at the Alabama Fire College on Monday, July 26th to speak to the assembled guests and dignitaries. The Alabama Departments that will be impacted by this much needed equipment will never forget the source and the great love that emanates from this organization toward all firefighters and their loved ones.

While one the group was in transit to their next stop in Louisiana they got off the interstate at the Cuba exit to change drivers.  It was quite a  surprise when Deputy Chief Holder was recognized by a former co-worker from the Federal Fire Service in San Diego

 

Chief Holder and Billy.  The fire service is a small family indeed.

The apparatus used to transport the steel across the country was provided by Ferrara Fire Apparatus.

The crew driving the steel across the country to the museum.  The chunk pulled from ground zero is seen in the open compartment. 

To some this is a mere piece of metal…  To those in the fire service it is a reminder of the 343 fellow firefighters, as well as countless other public servants and civilians who lost their lives when our nation suffered a cowardly attack on September, 11, 2001.   Best of luck guys and prayers for a safe journey.