06/29/11 401 W - + 5 - 3 Firefighter Memorial Stair Climb in Morrisville


Numerous firefighter memorial stair climbs are planned around the country on September 11, 2011, to honor the firefighters who perished on September 11, 2001. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has information about the events. Three are currently scheduled in North Carolina, one of which will take place at the Concourse Building in Morrisville. Fire Chief Todd Wright pass along this event announcement:

June 28, 2011

The Morrisville Fire Department will be hosting a firefighter's memorial stair climb on Sunday September 11th, 2011, at 1 Copley Drive in Morrisville, NC. This event is to commemorate the tragic loss of 343 FDNY firefighters during the events of 9/11. The event will be open to firefighter's to participate and family and friends are welcomed to come and support their firefighters. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with different tasks during the event. Check-in for the event will begin at 7:00 am until 8:30 am on Sunday, 9/11. We will conduct a memorial ceremony at 9 a.m., with the event starting right afterward.

On the morning of Sunday September 11th 2011, fire service personnel gathered in Morrisville will be joining other events across the United States to climb or walk a distance equal to 110 stories as a tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters. The distance equal to 110 stories will simulate the climb within the twin towers during that day in 2001. Participants can be in full turn-outs including an air pack or carry hose in a highrise pack; in turn-out gear alone or just P/T clothes. Each climber carries the photograph and biographical sketch of a firefighter who was lost on September 11, 2001. The registration for each firefighter will be $25. The money will go to the families of the fallen firefighters through the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Please follow the link provided below for more information on the history of these events and the registration for the Morrisville Memorial Stair Climb. Registration for the event opens on Friday, July 1st, 2011.

Volunteer help with set-up and clean-up is also greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate, but not participate in the climb, you may do so with a donation directly to NFFF or you may donate supplies such as snacks and water for our participants. Please contact Shandy with any further questions. Thank you.

http://www.9-11stairclimb.com/events.html

Shandy K. Padgett
Deputy Fire Marshal
260 Town Hall Drive, Suite C
Morrisville, NC 27560
Phone: (919) 463- 6122
Fax:: (919) 380-6720
Spadgett@townofmorrisville.org





Please send me more information about this event!
Ross Escobeco (Email) (Web Site) - 07/19/11 - 11:59



  
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