The Covington Fire Department (CFD) will receive a piece of steel from the World Trade Center that was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001.
The fire department was notified of its selection on Oct. 1 and sent three of its members to bring back the steel where it will be proudly displayed at the headquarter station located on Pace Street.
The delegation consisted of Fire Educator Jonathan Fuqua, Engineer Tim Martin and Fire Fighter Matt Bruno. They were able to visit the 911 Memorial and several Fire Houses throughout the city. All three men came home with tons of stories of being overwhelmed by the 911 memorial and the “Brotherhood” shown to them by the members of the NYFD. Fire Fighter Matt Bruno had this to say about the trip “This experience was absolutely indescribable and definitely the highlight of my career”.
Members of the CFD constructed a memorial box in order to transport the steel once they learned that we had been selected to receive the item. Once the steel arrived on Oct. 8, the discussion turned to what type of display case the steel would be displayed in at the department. Deputy Chief Tony Smith states “The pride, personal connection our guys have shown throughout this process has amazed me and I couldn’t be more proud of our department”
The public as always is encouraged to stop by and see the steel.