BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) — The Birmingham Hearth Division is memorializing the 343 FDNY firefighters who gave the final word sacrifice September 11, 2001.
15 firefighters from the division are going to Montgomery to climb 110 flights of stairs.
The Birmingham Hearth and Rescue Companies group on the 2018 Alabama Remembers 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
“This symbolically completes the heroic journey of the FDNY firefighters to save lots of the lives of the others within the two-tower,” says Mark Puccio with the Birmingham Hearth and Rescue Service.
The stair climb raises cash for the Nationwide Fallen Firefighters Basis (NFFF) that helps the households of native fallen firefighters in Alabama.
The occasion, 2019 Alabama Remembers 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is sponsored by the Pike Highway Hearth Division and might be held on the RSA Tower in Montgomery. The RSA Tower is barely 22 tales, so everybody taking part will climb the flights 5 instances.
The RSA Tower in Montgomery
Puccio put the Birmingham group collectively.
“With the ability to create this group and to boost cash for the NFFF is essential to me, as a result of it’s a strategy to present help to those that gave the final word sacrifice or had been injured on 9/11. It additionally helps domestically by elevating cash for the households of native fallen heroes, simply in case tragedy had been to occur someplace right here within the state of Alabama. Personally, being a firefighter and rising up in a firefighter household, it’s probably the most essential fundraisers that we are able to do to memorialize their legacy. The funds aren’t limitless, so we’d like all the assistance and help that we are able to get in getting as many members, and donations are crucial,” stated Puccio.
The stair climb takes place Sunday, Sept. 15th.
If you need to take part on this yr’s stair climb or donate to the NFFF, you possibly can be part of the Birmingham group right here.