BENEFITING: NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Sep 10, 2016
ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
THEIR MISSION IS TO HONOR AND REMEMBER AMERICA'S FALLEN FIRE HEROES, TO PROVIDE RESOURCES TO ASSIST THEIR SURVIVORS IN REBUILDING THEIR LIVES, AND WORK WITHIN THE FIRE SERVICE COMMUNITY TO REDUCE FIREFIGHTER DEATHS AND INJURIES
On the morning of September 11th 2001 thousands of New York's Bravest and Finest responded to the terrorist attacks in order to perform the largest rescue and high-rise firefighting operation in history. Upon their arrival firefighters climbed the stairs of the 110 story buildings in their forty to sixty pounds of personal protective gear PLUS twenty to thirty pounds of additional firefighting equipment. Law Enforcement Officers responded right there beside them. The most poignant connection to their story occurs when we climb because they climbed. Witnessing the event provides spectators (family, friends and the general public) both an inspiring experience and intense reminder of the sacrifice, dedication and commitment required of those who serve and protect their communities around the world.