Daytona Beach, FL – On September 11, 2016 the Central FL Firefighters Charitable Organization will hold it’s second annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
According to the EventBrite.com description of the climb, “this event is held to honor the 343 firefighters, 37 Port Authority police officers, 23 NYPD officers and 8 private ambulance EMS workers who sacrificed it all 15 years ago.”
Everyone is invited to attend and participate in the event, but this is an “absolutely rigorous event,” according to Scott Hughes, one of the organizers of the event. Participants will climb 110 flights of stairs – equivalent to what was climbed by first responders on 9/11. Police and EMS workers are encouraged to do the climb in uniform. Firefighters are encouraged to do the climb in full bunker gear (about 65 lbs), but it’s not mandatory – the gear and air packs will not be provided at the event.
The event will be held on Sunday, September 11 from 8:30 to 11 AM at Peck Plaza, 2625 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores.
“We’ll also have a barbeque after where we’ll all be gathering together and just having a good time and honoring those who have fallen,” said Hughes.
Photo courtesy Central FL Firefighters Charitable Organization.
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