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Some Pictures of our Ladder 101 truck:

On September 11, 2001 both Engine 202 and Ladder 101 responded to the call at the WTC. The seven men from Ladder 101 never returned. Both the engine and ladder trucks were destroyed.

Upon hearing of the losses suffered by this firehouse, students of the White Knoll Middle School of Columbia, South Carolina raised more than $500,000 to buy new trucks for this firehouse. This is the truck their money paid for. This truck is dedicated to the White Knoll students and the Red Hook firefighters who died at the WTC.

On June 1, 2002, the leaders of the Columbia, South Carolina Ladder 101 Firetruck fundraising drive traveled to Red Hook and dedicated the new truck.

The new Ladder 101 which was delivered on February 9, 2002. This truck replaces the one that was destroyed at the WTC. This truck was purchased with money raised by the students of the White Knoll Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina. SC Students Story

June 1, 2002
Ladder 101 truck dedication
Pictured is the Fire Chief of Columbia,S.C., John Jansen and Nancy Turner, Principal of The White Knoll Middle School who helped organize the fund raising. Also pictured are Captain Tony Tricarico, the new Captain of L101 and Battalion Chief Tom Giordano, the former Captain of Ladder 101.

June 1, 2002
The new Ladder 101 truck is blessed with holy water.

Thanksgiving 2001, the firehouse accepts a check for $354,000 (ultimately more than $500,000 would be raised) from the students of White Knoll Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina. This money will be spent on new firetrucks to replace the two destroyed at the WTC.

Painted on the cab of the new Ladder 101 are names of the firefighters of Ladder 101 who were lost at the WTC.

This is the new Ladder 101.

February 2002
The brand new Ladder 101
on the Redhook waterfront.

September 11, 2001
The remains of Ladder 101 under the collapsed north bridge on West Street. This was directly in front of WTC tower 1 (North Tower).

Shortly after September 11, 2001
The remains of Ladder 101. Why.

The new Ladder 101 leaving the firehouse.

The new Ladder 101 arrives at it's destination.

Firefighter climbs the ladder to reach window.

Another view of the firefighter climbing the ladder.

Returning the ladder to the down position.

Ladder secured, ready to return to the firehouse.

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