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Registration Now Open For Second Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Registration is now open for area firefighters and the general public to participate in the National Fallen Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Registration is now open for area firefighters and the general public to participate in the National Fallen Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs.

The event is a series of commemorative climbs to honor the 343 members of the Fire Department of New York who died on September 11, 2001.

The second annual Springfield climb will be on Saturday, August 2.  Participants will climb the stairs of Hammonds Field multiple times for a total of 110 stories, representing the number of floors in the Twin Towers.

All firefighters will have the option to start in full turn-out gear and carry equipment, like their fire service brothers did that morning.  They will also be able to wear work uniforms or gym clothes and walk in tribute to the fallen firefighters.

The stair climb costs $30 and participants will receive a photo and badge of one of the fallen of September 11.  Registration fees will be directed to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to assist the surviving families and coworkers of the firefighters killed on 9/11.

“The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climbs are a tremendous way to honor those heroes by completing the symbolic climb that they could not finish,” said Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF, in a news release. “These climbs are also a way to let the families know the legacies of their loved ones are remembered by so many in the fire service.”
Last year in Springfield, 223 participated in the first Springfield Memorial Stair Climb.

To register, click hereor contact Adam Neff the event coordinator at aneff@nixafire.org or at 417-343-3319
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