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American firefighters are teaming up with Wexford crews for a charity cycle in honor of those who died on 9/11

American firefighters are teaming up with Wexford crews for a charity cycle in honor of those who died on 9/11

American firefighters are teaming up with Wexford crews for a charity cycle in honor of those who died on 9/11

The launch of the firefighter charity cycle. Photo; Mary Browne

An idea that was first discussed around a fire station kitchen table somewhere in New York will finally come to fruition this September, when firefighters from both sides of the Atlantic come together for the common good. Organized to honor those who died in the line of duty during 9/11, a charity cycle involving fire crews from the US, Wexford and across Ireland will seek to raise funds for two deserving charities.

This cycle, which will see more than 90 crew members travel from Dublin to Kinsale, Co Cork over three days, can be seen in a conversation between New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Battalion Chief Danny Sheridan and FDNY Firefighter Pete McLoughlin. in 1992.