A Bronx Tale: Aviation VFD Can’t Account For Some Very Big Donations Following 9-11

Do you remember the Franconia Volunteer Fire Department donating its 1988 E-One pumper to the Aviation Volunteer Department in the Bronx? It was one of many donations made in an effort to put Aviation back on its feet after losing apparatus at the World Trade Center.

Ever wonder what Aviation VFD did with all of those donations. Well, it’s funny you should ask. Well, maybe not so funny. The New York Daily News is asking a lot of questions about the donations of equipment and money to Aviation VFD. The answers are getting quite interesting.

Here is the article.

Here are some links to give you more background on these donations:

WiththeCommand.com helped solicit donations for Aviation VFD.

Some details on Franconia’s donation from the minutes of a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting.

The role of Aviation VFD and the donation from Franconia are discussed in the Tri-Data report, “The Role of the Volunteer Fire Service in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks.”

Aviation VFD website.