|Fri. Sep 1st 2017|
August 2017 Stats
Red Oak Station 51 finished the month of August 2017 with 11 calls for service. This brings our yearly total to 112 calls for...
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|Tue. Aug 1st 2017|
July 2017 Stats
Red Oak Station 51 finished the month of July 2017 with 11 calls for service. This brings our yearly total to 101 calls.
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|Sat. Jul 1st 2017|
June 2017 Stats
Red Oak Station 51 finished the month of June 2017 with 18 calls for service. This brings our yearly total to 90 calls. Every...
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Today marks the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America.
A deadly day
On this day 16 years ago, almost 3,000 people were killed in the largest terrorist attack on American soil.
The attacks started at 8:46 a.m. when hijackers aboard American Airlines Flight 11 crashed the plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building. Just 17 minutes later, hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into the World Trade Center’s South Tower, killing all on board and more inside the trade center.
Thousands more died when both towers crashed down less than an hour after being attacked.
The 9/11 attacks weren’t limited to New York. Flight 77 crashed into the western façade of the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m., killing 50 people on board and 125 inside the Washington, D.C. home of the Department of Defense. A fourth plane crashed in a Pennsylvania field, killing all on board as passengers and crew attempted to wrest control from the hijackers.
Among the fatalities that day were 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement officers and 55 military personnel.
9/11 Never Forget
Today is officially called “Patriot Day,” a national day of service and remembrance that commemorates the catastrophic events of Sept. 11, 2001. On every anniversary, the names of the victims who died in the Trade Centers are read aloud and services are also held at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the site of the fourth plane crash.
The Red Oak Community Rural Fire Department has received a grant to provide a limited number of smoke detectors to local citizens. If you need a smoke detector please fill out this form and return to address at bottom or to any fire fighter. You will be contacted to arrange an installation time.