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Object Name Program
Date November 3, 2001
Title In Honor of Carl Bini, Firefighter, Rescue 5
Description Program from a memorial service for Carl Bini, a firefighter who lost his life on September 11, 2001. Printed on front: "IN HONOR / OF / CARL BINI / FIREFIGHTER, RESCUE 5 / SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2001 / ST. CHARLES CHURCH"; with a color photograph at center which shows a black firefighter's helmet with number "5" on the frontpiece, resting on an American flag.
(Keywords: United States, New York City, Twenty-first Century, FDNY, New York City Fire Department, Memorial, Religious, Mourning)
Acquisition Gift of Rosemarie Corvino
Ownership and History Carl Bini was a firefighter with Rescue 5 in Concord, Staten Island; he was killed in the terrorist attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001.

Bini's obituary in the Staten Island Advance (published October 29, 2001) described many acts of bravery, explaining, "Carl Bini was no stranger to heroism. A firefighter with Rescue Co. 5, he twice participated as a diver in plane-crash rescue and recovery efforts; helped during an upstate weather disaster; and last year was called in to find the body of a 14-year-old girl who drowned off Crookes Point in Great Kills. There were countless other incidents during his 18-year career as a firefighter, situations that didn't generate headlines, which required great amounts of courage and concern for human life. On the morning of Sept. 11, Mr. Bini showed his true colors again."

The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund was established after his death with the mission of supporting the community by providing aid in times of need.
Earliest Date 2001
Latest Date 2001
Material Paper
Subjects Terrorism
Fire fighters
Memorial works
Fire fighting
Fire helmets
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Bini, Carl
Catalog Number 02.051.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2016.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.