Rockland statue, plaques recall 21 firefighters lost on 9/11


Chris Delisio, a Rockland Fire Training Center instructor, did some of the woodworking on a statue that bears the likeness of fellow instructor and firefighter Andrew Fredericks, who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The memorial will be unveiled at a ceremony Saturday.

(Original publication: May 10, 2007)

RAMAPO - Rockland will honor nationally known firefighter Andrew Fredericks and 20 other firefighters from the county who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, with a new memorial on Saturday.

Standing just inside the front door of the Rockland Fire Training Center, the 6-foot-tall bronze statue of Fredericks forms the centerpiece of a memorial to the firefighters who died beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center.

The statue captures the image of Fredericks, a New York Fire Department lieutenant from Suffern who worked as an instructor at the training center.

A firefighting group called Fire Nuggets commissioned the statue in memory of Fredericks, 40, who garnered a nationwide reputation as an instructor and author.

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