Colorado Firefighters Travel To Receive WTC Beam

Fort Collins firefighters will bring one of the last remaining pieces of the World Trade Center from New York City to Colorado.

The Coloradoan reports that four Poudre Fire Authority firefighters involved in Sept. 11, 2001 rescue efforts will use their own vacation time to travel to New York and pick up the 5-foot-long, 3,000-pound beam.

According to a news release from Poudre Fire Authority, the firefighters will participate in a ceremony with representatives from New York City-area emergency crews.

Afterward, they will travel across the country with more than 100 emergency services agencies, stopping for ceremonies in dozens of towns. The Poudre Fire Authority will post trip updates on its website and social media.

The journey will end with an Oct. 24 ceremony in Fort Collins.