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Climb to honor and remember the 343 fallen heroes of FDNY

Climb to honor and remember the 343 fallen heroes of FDNY

Registration underway for the 4th Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at FDIC

Show others that you will never forget the 343 members of FDNY who bravely gave their lives on September 11, 2001. Join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) on Friday, April 24th for the 4th Annual FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lucas Oil Stadium.
“The FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is an excellent opportunity for all attendees to demonstrate respect and admiration for these courageous firefighters and their survivors,” said Chief Ron Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF. “The Foundation is very pleased to work with FDIC again for this extraordinary event.”

Participants will climb the stadium stairs three times for a total of 110 stories, representing the number of floors in the Twin Towers. Check-in will run from Noon to 1:00 pm. A brief ceremony will follow at 1:15 and the climb will begin at 1:30 pm.

The fee is $35 and everyone will receive a T shirt and photo ID of one of the fallen heroes of September 11th. The first 343 registrants will also receive an exclusive numbered Challenge Coin. The proceeds will benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.

“We want to be sure that each of those firefighters is represented by someone climbing the stairs of Lucas Oil Stadium,” explained Chief Bobby Halton, editor-in-chief of Fire Engineering Magazine and education director of FDIC. “We will climb to honor their memories. Not only for what they did that infamous day, but for every day they served.”

Go to to register today. You can also register on site at the NFFF Booth #6010 (April 20-23) in the Indianapolis Convention Center, and the morning of the event at the Pierce Booth in Lucas Oil Stadium on April 24.