Nita Greer joins Board of Directors of The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum

TOWNSEND, Del. - DelTimes -- Nita Greer, Vice President of Corporate Marketing Communications for fire protection, life safety and security industry leader Telgian Holdings, Inc., was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of The Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum.

For over seven decades, Fire Fighter, known as "America's Fireboat," protected the United States during some of the most harrowing incidents in American history. For example, during World War II, Fire Fighter stood ready as ammunition-laden boats left for Europe from New York Harbor, providing courageous service on famous rescue missions including the fire and capsizing of the SS Normandie and the massive munitions ship El Estero fire.

On 9/11, the fireboat was tasked with the greatest challenge of her career – pumping water for three solid weeks after the Twin Towers collapsed and all water hydrants were crushed. Fire Fighter and other FDNY Marine Units were the sole source of water for firefighting efforts at Ground Zero. During this longest ever emergency call, her vintage water cannons pumped 20,000 gallons of water per minute.

In 2009, toward the end of her active career, Fire Fighter participated in the rescue of US Airways Flight 1549 passengers after its emergency landing in the Hudson River.

"It is an honor to serve on the Fire Fighter Board of Directors," says Greer. "As a national historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a true American hero, Fire Fighter is a tangible example of the unwavering commitment and sacrifice of firefighters and fire protection professionals throughout history."

Fire Fighter was decommissioned in 2010. Today, the fireboat is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of history as a memorial and teaching museum.

Greer brings over 35 years of experience in marketing communications to the Board, including strategy and planning, as well as the creation of award-winning digital and print ad campaigns, public relations, collateral and interactive projects. "I look forward to the opportunity to use my experience to help grow awareness for this incomparable vessel, ensuring her preservation for the next generation," says Greer.

"We are pleased to welcome to Nita Greer, to the Board of Directors," says Charles Ritchie, President & Founder of the Fireboat Fire Fighter Museum. "Her exceptional background and expertise will be instrumental as we continue to expand our outreach and share Fire Fighter's incredible story."


Source: Telgian

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