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Rear doors of Rescue Company #2 rig

Object Number: 
2002.50.3ab
Medium: 
Stainless steel, paint, rubber
Dimensions: 
Overall (a, Left side rear door): 6 ft. 4 1/4 in. × 18 3/8 in. × 4 in., 100 lb. (193.7 × 46.7 × 10.2 cm, 45.4 kg) O
Description: 
(a) Left side rear door removed from Rescue 2 truck. Safety glass window is shattered. In red and gold lettering: "Res", and in white letters "Keep Back". (b) Right side rear door removed from Rescue 2 truck. In red and gold lettering: "Cue", "2", in white lettering: "200 Feet"
Gallery Label: 
This 18-71 series truck door is one of a pair which were found at the Fresh Kills Landfill, in consulation with the Fire Department of New York and the men of Rescue 2. Located since 1985 at 1472 Bergen St. in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, this elite company arrived at the unfolding World Trade Center tragedy on the morning of September 11, 2001, little more than fifteen minutes after hearing the alarm. All seven firefighters aboard the truck died that day.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Fire Department of New York City
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group