Stair Climb Honors Fallen Firefighters

Stair Climb Honors Fallen Firefighters

Past climb participant rings silver fire bell in honor of a fallen firefighter (Photo courtesy of the 9/11 Stair Climb Committee)

A Wisconsin community is currently organizing a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to honor the 343 New York City firefighters who died in the 9/11 attacks and a Colby, Wis., firefighter who died earlier this year, the Wausau Daily Herald reported.

Participants will climb 110 stories of an office tower in Wausau to represent the number of floors that once scaled the twin towers, and they will be given a photo and badge of one the fallen firefighters to take with them on their climb, according to the report. Upon completion of the climb, participants will have the opportunity to ring a silver fire bell in honor of the firefighters.

 

Funds raised at the climb will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The event will be held on Sept. 8 and is open to the public.

 

By Allyson Philobos, Communications Associate for the 9/11 Memorial