During 2009, our organization began the process of acquiring a piece of steel from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's WTC artifacts program.

All the necessary paperwork was approved, and on May 25, 2011, President Bob Burns travelled into New York City to take possession of the piece of steel that will become part of our Fallen Firefighters Memorial. The trip would not have been possible without the help of Kiely Equipment and their trailer. Kiely also stored the steel until we were able to find it a temporary home.

During May of 2012, the steel was moved to south Jersey and put on display in front of the Firefighter's Museum of Southern New Jersey. We would like to thank Whitey & Joy Swartz for all their work giving the steel a temporary home.

We'd also like to thank Bayview Fire and the Knights of the Inferno for escorting the steel, and Kiely Construction for transporting the steel and setting it in place.

Waiting for steel   Folding the Flag

placing the steel   Knights of the Inferno

During September of 2018, Kiely Construction once again moved the steel. This time from south Jersey to our office located at 4 Polhemustown Rd, Allentown, NJ.

Construction on the memorial plaza was also begun. All the pavers that were engraved up to that date were laid in place in front of the WTC steel. The remaining pavers will be laid in place as they are engraved.

plaza


 
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