Noble Crew Exhibition

John A. Santore

John A. Santore

The Noble Crew exhibition is dedicated to firefighter John A. Santore, who captained the museum's volunteer corps. From 1992 until 2001, when he was killed at the World Trade Center, Santore was the heart of a volunteer effort that realized over one million dollars worth of donated labor and materials for the rehabilitation of Building D, the home for the museum. As the project neared completion, Santore suggested that one of the rooms on the third floor of the building be left untouched so people could see what the Crew had done. The "before and after" look of the Noble Crew Exhibition, and the long list of Crew accomplishments it includes are fit testimony to the Crew and to Santore.