APPLETON, Wis. – Northeast Wisconsin and its surrounding communities turned out in large numbers earlier today to participate in and support the fifth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. A total of 2,169 area residents, firefighters, and local businesses came together to pay tribute to all of the firefighters who served, and to those who sacrificed their lives, at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This year’s event raised $110,000 and was recognized as one of the largest stair climbs in the nation.
Since its inception, Green Bay Metro Fire Department and Pierce Manufacturing have sponsored the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event at Lambeau Field. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and its important work assisting the families of fallen firefighters (through support networks, conferences, workshops, and scholarships) and reducing firefighter deaths (through educational and training programs).
Stair climb participants were given the opportunity to climb the equivalent of 110 stories – the height of the fallen World Trade Center towers – on the steps of Lambeau Field. Each climber was given a badge, with the name and photograph of one of the fallen firefighters so they could climb, symbolically, alongside one of the fallen.
About National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with a Congressional mandate to honor all firefighters who die in the line of duty in the United States. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is the only fire service organization that represents every facet of the American fire service – career, volunteer and wildland. The Foundation has created education and training programs to reduce firefighter deaths. The Foundation has no allegiance to any special interest. For more information, visit www.firehero.org.