Firefighters from the mid-Atlantic region will honor the 343 FDNY firefighters who died on September 11 by climbing 110 flights in the Washington Hilton on April 6. The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb, co-sponsored by the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), will be part of CFSI’s 23rd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars program on April 6-7.
The April 6 event is one in a series of commemorative climbs for fire service personnel. These events will honor the firefighters who died on September 11 and show their families and coworkers that the legacies of their loved ones will never be forgotten. The climbs are inspired by similar events that have occurred in Denver since 2005.
The stair climb will begin at 8:40am with a brief opening ceremony followed by the climb at 9:00am. Participants may wear turn-out gear without SCBAs, station gear or workout attire. Registrants will be grouped in teams of five. Each team member will climb 11 flights in the Hilton twice, equaling 110 flights – the same number as the World Trade Center Towers. All participants will receive a photo and badge of one of the fallen heroes of September 11th to carry with them during their climb.
Registration for the stair climb is $25 and open to members of the fire and emergency services at http://www.9-11stairclimb.com/. Proceeds from all the 9-11 Memorial Climbs will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
The CFSI Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars is a two-day program bringing together fire service officials from around the country, members of Congress, and administration officials to discuss important programs and policies that benefit our nation’s fire service.
For more information about CFSI and the Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars visit www.cfsi.org.