The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District will host the Remembrance Rescue Project during its open house and breakfast at Fire Station No. 1 Sunday in Wasco.
The RRP is a nonprofit organization created by firefighters to preserve awareness of the significance of Sept. 11, 2001 through the stories of the Fire Department of New York Rescue Co. 4.
In addition, the RRP provides support to children of fallen firefighters throughout the country, while also working to restore Rescue 4 from 9/11 as an educational tool, historical artifact and memorial. Rescue 4 was among the five specialized rescue companies that responded to the World Trade Center immediately after the attacks. All eight firefighters assigned to Rescue 4 were killed. Rescue 4, created in June 1931 and stationed in Queens, N.Y., is the only fire apparatus from 9/11 operating outside New York City.
FDNY Rescue 4 will be at the Fox River and Countryside fire station from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 40W361 Route 64 (just west of Burlington/LaFox roads). Breakfast is from 9 a.m. to noon.
Members of the RRP will be on hand to answer questions about the rig and the firefighters assigned to it, and will be selling T-shirts and accepting donations to assist in their charitable causes.
For more information about Rescue 4 or the RRP, contact Fox River and Countryside Captain Scott Vaughn at (630) 584-0995 or visit therrp.org.