The 2016 Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Climb is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001. Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center.
Participants will climb stairs of the Holston Valley Medical Center parking garage, located at the 200 block of Cassell Drive in Kingsport. Participants can pre-register online or register on site starting at 7:00 a.m. The opening ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m. and the climb starts at 9:30 a.m. All climbers will receive a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Challenge coin. Climbers and spectators are invited to the After Climb event from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p. m.
An individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters is honored and that the world knows that we will never forget.
The stair climb benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation programs and the New York City Fire Department Counseling Service Unit. This unit, serving Fire, EMS and volunteer civilians, is dedicated to providing mental health evaluations and direct treatment for employees and their families. This program, along with others, support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.
For more information or to register to climb, please visit the Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Facebook page or call 423-224-2604.