VIDEO: Oklahoma State University christened its first new fire truck in almost a century on Sunday.
The school’s Fire Service Training program plans to use it to train a new generation of firefighters. The ceremony happening on September 11th was pure coincidence, meant to coincide with the start of its biannual academy, but the program’s directors believe in its significance.
Like millions of Americans, assistant director Rodney Foster remembers exactly where he was when he heard the news.
“I was having breakfast with my crew,” said Foster, a former firefighter himself. “Someone said, ‘A plane flew into the building.’ And that’s really all we heard. I didn’t think it was a plane that was the size of the plane that flew into the building, and I didn’t think it was that building.”