Wednesday, October 24, 2012 
On September 11, 2001 Squad Company 252 was assigned to Manhattan Box 8087 for what was quickly determined to be one of the worst terrorist attacks ever to be carried out on American soil. Working that day was Lt. Timothy Higgins, Firefighter Tarel Coleman, Firefighter Tom Kuveikis, Firefighter Peter Langone, Firefighter Pat Lyons, and Firefighter Kevin Prior. These brave men along with 337 of their brother firefighters, 23 New York City Police Officers, 37 Port Authority Police Officers, and 2,350 civilians were murdered on that day. Due to maintenance issues, members of 252 responded in a squad spare rig that infamous day. Until late, this rig was stored in an aircraft hanging at JFK Airport along with thousands of other artifacts from the World Trade Center site. Recently it was transported from New York City to a newly opened museum in Prince William County, Virginia. The rig and the last men to ride in it were honored every step of the way. Our only hope is its inclusion at the American Wartime Museum will serve as a reminder of all those who sacrificed their lives that day so others may live. May We Never Forget.


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