Join United Yavapai Firefighters and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) for the Prescott 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at Tim’s Toyota Center at 3201 N. Main St. Prescott Valley, AZ on Saturday September 6th 2014. Firefighters will climb the stairs multiple times for a total of 110 stories, representing the number of floors in the Twin Towers and the public will walk the distance on the ground level.
“The Prescott 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb is an opportunity for anyone in the community to demonstrate respect and admiration for these courageous men who gave their lives as well as for their loved ones. We want to be sure that each of those firefighters are represented by someone climbing the stairs or walking the track of the Tim’s Toyota Center,” said Tom Haney, Coordinator.
Registration is open to the public at www.prescott911stairclimb.com or you can go directly to the NFFF site at http://www.9-11stairclimb.com/events.html. Everyone will receive a photo ID of one of the fallen heroes of September 11th. Check-in is between 7:30 and 8:45 am at the Tim’s Toyota Center and the climb starts at 9:40 am.
The fee is $30 per person. The proceeds will benefit the FDNY Counseling Unit which offers peer counseling and resources to the family and colleagues of fallen firefighters. Through their groundbreaking partnership with the NFFF, the Counseling Unit has also provided assistance to the families and co-workers of the firefighters who died in West, Texas, and Prescott, Arizona. In honor of those brave men, a moment of silence will be observed.
“The tragedy of September 11 was the single-largest loss of firefighters in our nation’s history. Nearly 13 years later, the NFFF is still working with FDNY and using the lessons learned from that experience to assist survivors from other departments, such as Prescott, in their healing process, and we wish to pay it forward.” explained Tom Haney.
For more information about the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climbs and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation go to www.firehero.org.