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Object Name Patch
Date 2001-2002
Description Embroidered fabric patch in rounded Maltese cross shape; blue with gold edges and multicolored motifs. Embroidered inscriptions at top and bottom: "RES5CUE / FDNY" and circle in center with "BLUE THUNDER" over Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and a bolt of lightning. Motifs at left and right include: figure in green protective suit, jaws of life tool, and firefighter sliding down a flagpole. Reverse side of patch is lined with clear plastic.
(Keywords: Twenty-first Century, FDNY, Fire Fighters, New York City Fire Department, Commemorative)
Acquisition Gift of Rescue Co. 5, in memory of eleven members of R-5 who died on 9-11
Ownership and History This patch, an emblem of the FDNY's Rescue Company 5, was presented to the Staten Island Historical Society in 2002, during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Rescue Companies are composed of highly-trained and specialized members of the New York City Fire Department. They respond to incidents such as technical rescues, water rescues, or other events requiring special equipment and expertise.

Patches like this one are often made available for purchase from the New York City Fire Museum.
Earliest Date 2001
Latest Date 2002
Subjects Fire fighters
Fire fighting
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Symbol
Catalog Number 02.027.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, June 2014.
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