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Friday, September 14, 2012

2012 9/11 Stair Climb

On September 9, 2012, 5 members of Brentwood Fire and Rescue as well as the Brentwood Fire and Rescue Honor Guard participated in the 2012 Nashville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.

From the website:

“343 Firefighters will climb 110 stories in remembrance of the 343 FDNY Firefighters that died 10 years ago at the Twin Towers on 9/11/01.

The stair climb was chosen for two reasons:

1. FDNY Firefighters at the Twin Towers on 9/11/01 had to climb the stairs of the 110 story buildings in order to rescue and evacuate people and to reach the fire floors.

2. A commitment to Firefighter and community safety through physical fitness and training.
 The 343 Firefighters participating in the event will be wearing full gear (from 60 to 80 pounds) and climbing for someone specifically. Each climber will be given a badge to wear with the name and photograph of one of the FDNY firefighters killed on 9/11/01.”

BFR personnel climbed in memory and honor of FDNY Members Harvey Harrel, Robert Hamilton, James Giberson, Peter Brennan and Bruce Gary. This was the third year for the Nashville stair climb, and BFR has participated in the climb every year.