Tuesday, December 30, 2014

9-11 Memorial Stair Climb

On September 7th, 2014 the Richmond Fire Department hosted its 5th Annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at the SunTrust Center located at 919 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA. These climbs are not timed race events, but a way for firefighters and members of the community to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live. Each participant pays tribute to a FDNY firefighter by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. With the participation of first responders from multiple jurisdictions from Central Virginia, this year’s stair climb was a great success. The goal of 343 climbers was not only met but exceeded. FDNY Rescue Co. #4 was on display at the climb, which was the rig that was pulled from the rubble on 9-11 and repaired.  It now travels the country to educate, honor, and remember the fallen. A special Thanks to this year’s Coordinator RFD’s LT Mike Oprandy, all of the participants, and sponsors who all made numerous sacrifices to make this a success.