Harrison County ESD 3 Fire Rescue cordially invites you to our annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. The climb will be hosted by ETBU at their Marshall Grand Nursing School downtown on the square on the morning of Saturday, September 10. All sworn, career, and/or volunteer emergency personnel, active/ret. military service members are invited to participate in this physically demanding stair climb event. The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a timed race. Participants, while dressed in full incident response attire i.e. Turnouts, Bunker Gear, Ballistic Vests, Helmets, etc. will climb shoulder to shoulder with fellow Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, and Military Service Personnel in an act of remembrance to the 343 firefighters, 60 law enforcement officers, and 8 EMT's that made the ultimate sacrifice on that September morning.
The Event will start promptly at 9:03 AM (the time the UA Flight 175 struck the World Trade Center Tower 2) Saturday, September 10, 2022, please arrive by 8:00 AM to allow for ample time for check in and medical check before you prepare for your climb.
Climbers will make multiple trips and ascend ETBU’s Marshall Grand external fire escape equivalent to 78 floors (the highest anyone got on 9/11/01) wearing full gear (encouraged, but not mandatory). Participants can wear athletic clothing or partial or full firefighter turnout gear. Only clean gear will be allowed. Throughout the event, historical comments will be broadcast in real time as they occurred for everyone to hear. After the climb to the top you will be taken by elevator to the bottom to start over until you have reached your goal. Due to the physical constraints of the elevator and the newly remodeled finishing we are requesting that you do not carry hose packs, tools or wear SCBA’s. Participants are invited to continue and ascend the equivalent of 110 stories – the height of the fallen World Trade Center Towers. Each climber will wear and represent a name of a fallen 9/11 hero. Family, friends and spectators are invited to observe this memorial event. It is a humbling experience and intense reminder of the sacrifice, dedication, and commitment required of those who serve and protect our communities.
Participation is ONLY open to active/retired (paid or volunteer) firefighters, law enforcement officers, Emergency Communications Dispatchers, EMS and military service members. We encourage YOU to be a part of this remembrance.
Plan accordingly for weather - Rain or shine, we will climb.
The event is free, there will be no charge for climbers to honor the fallen heroes from 9/11.
WE CLIMB BECAUSE THEY CLIMBED!