The 2017 Colorado 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

9/11 stair climb

Financial support of the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb events provides assistance to the surviving families and co-workers of the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001. The Stair Climb honors firefighters who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Each participant paid tribute by climbing the equivalent of 110 stories of the World Trade Center, which equals around nine laps around the amphitheater. The event got noticed nationally and fire departments in other cities began having their own climbs.

Local 176 is extremely proud to sponsor the stair climb, and many of our members including a few Vice Presidents are participating.

"It's humbling. I never dreamed or imagined it would take off like it did, but firefighting is a brotherhood and we share a lot together, joys and tragedies", he said. An estimated 60 or so of the firefighters killed were off duty when they responded to the disaster.

Last year's event drew 128 climbers and raised more than $23,000 to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

The climb was among 15 memorial climbs held that day across the country and among more than 30 that'll be held through Monday, which is the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attack.

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