Firefighters Launch Fundraiser To Bring Historic Fire Truck Back To Oklahoma

  • Source: KOTV-DT CBS 6 Tulsa
  • Published: 06/09/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: An Oklahoma fire department is working hard to rescue “The Spirit Of Oklahoma,” a fire truck sent to New York City to help with 9/11 recovery. Now that it's up for sale, the Calera Fire Department is doing everything it can to buy it and bring it home. The clock is ticking as a bright red badge of brotherhood between Oklahoma and New York firefighters – with a history spanning 26 years - could be lost in just 10 days. In 1995, ten New York firefighters came to the rescue following the Oklahoma City Bombing. Those same ten men lost their lives in the September 11th attacks. Seeing the aftermath, a Fort Gibson school saw a need - and filled it. Students raised nearly half a million dollars and bought a new fire truck. Dubbed the 'Spirit of Oklahoma,' it was sent to spend the rest of its days in New York City but recently it was sold at an auction.


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