World Trade Steel Ceremony at East Dover Fire Co. Expo
A Toms River fire company's first Emergency Services Expo transforms into something special as they welcome a remnant from the World Trade Center Site this Saturday.
East Dover Fire Company #4 President Andy Goresh says during the Expo, they're holding a formal acceptance of a piece of World Trade Center steel recently awarded to them from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Goresh says "this piece of steel will be a constant reminder of the sacrifices made by over 343 Firefighters and EMT's, over 70 Police Officers from the NYPD and Port Authority Police. and also the 2,016 citizens that also perished in the attack on the twin towers, including two Toms River residents."
Goresh says during special September 11th ceremony at 1 p.m., the steel I-beam will be handed off a truck by uniformed firefighters to uniformed firefighters in the East Dover Fire Company. He says "the steel will be placed in the firehouse vestibule for people to look at and to see and even to touch because just touching the steel is a very emotional moment for some people."
However, Goresh says in the future they're hoping that someone will come up with a design concept to display the steel and will be funded through public support. "We're hoping to solicit design ideas from local High Schools or a local college to trying and come up with some kind of concept that we can display the piece of steel."
The Fire Expo and ceremony will take place Saturday May 12th at the East Dover Firehouse at 629 Fischer Blvd in Toms River. . The Expo runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m and display fire company apparatus and equipment.
Get more information at the Fire Company's website www.edfc4.com