World Trade Center I-Beam

World Trade Center I-Beam Travels to Fort Collins, CO

Poudre Fire Authority (PFA) in Fort Collins, CO has been granted the privilege of owning one of the last pieces of a World Trade Center I-beam.

The five-foot long, 3,500 pound piece of steel was part of one of the World Trade Center walls, and is one of the last pieces that is being given to a fire department. The I-beam will reside at one of PFA’s fire stations to honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2001 including the 343 FDNY firefighters.

Firefighters alongside the truck that will haul the WTC I-beam. Karatbars International is one of the major financial sponsors. Our logo is highlighted in the gold rectangle above.

Some of the team accompanying the beam will include four members who were part of the PFA firefighters who helped with recovery in the days and weeks after 9/11.

The beam begins its journey in New York on Wednesday, October 21 at JFK Airport. Representatives from the Fire Department of New York, including Rescue 4; the Terry Fund; and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will be on hand to watch it begin its trek from New York to Colorado across I-80.

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The map will be updated every 30 minutes as the World Trade Center I-beam travels to Fort Collins, CO. http://www.poudre-fire.org/what-s-new/wtc-artifact-journey

 

This event will be tracked and updated from NYC to Fort Collins as the team is escorted by over 100 different Emergency Service Agencies, including Patriot Guard Riders and American Veterans, and will be celebrated and honored as the steel passes through each town along the way.

As the team approaches Fort Collins on Saturday, October 24, there will be a procession led by Poudre Fire Authority to one of the fire houses where it will stay until a permanent memorial is built.

For those who see the team as they travel, please share your photos at #PoudreFireWTCBeam on any social media site, or upload your photos directly to Poudre Fire WTC Steel album at www.yogile.com/poudrefirewtcbeam, or email or text your photos to poudrefirewtcbeam@yogile.com

The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund and The State of New York Port Authority were responsible for providing the PFA of Fort Collins with this significant American treasure.

Karatbars International is one of the proud financial sponsors for this event. Karatbars International will be producing branding cards with 1 gram of gold supporting the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund.

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