The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is hosting the 1st ever National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters at Citi Field October 10th. The event is presented by United Technologies and has many sponsors supporting the NFFF and firefighters across our great Nation.
I understand that not everyone will be able to make the trip to NY to climb. However, I challenge you to sign up as a virtual climber.
*If you are unable to attend the National Stair Climb, you can still support the climb and NFFF by registering as a Virtual Climber. By registering as a virtual climber, you make a commitment to yourself that you’ll climb 110 levels or 2,200 steps on or by October 10, 2015 in honor of the victims of 9/11. Virtual climbers may create or join a team. Virtual climbers will receive a 9/11 name badge to wear during their climb if you register by October 1, 2015.
If you are able to attend, thank you for climbing!
More information: NationalStairClimb.org #NationalStairClimb
National Fire Prevention Week this October will culminate with the National Stair Climb, an event honoring firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Previous stair climbs have focused solely on the 343 members of the FDNY who perished on 9/11. The National Stair Climb will expand the scope of this tradition to remember all of America’s fallen firefighters, and is the first event of its kind to take place in New York City with the support of the FDNY.
We invite you to be a climber at the first stair climb to honor all fallen firefighters!
“Every day, here in New York City and across the country, firefighters go into harm’s way, through every obstacle and climbing every step needed to accomplish their life-saving mission,” said FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel A, Nigro. “The FDNY is proud to take part in this fitting tribute to every firefighter who has made the supreme sacrifice and to lend our support to the families they left behind.”
Participants will climb 2,200 steps in Citi Field. These steps symbolize the 110 stories of the World Trade Center Towers – the ascent that FDNY firefighters took on September 11, 2001 – and the ultimate sacrifice that 343 first responders made that day. It also is a journey of hope, raising funds to help programs for surviving family members of firefighters across the country. Approximately 100 firefighters die in the line of duty each year in the U.S.