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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

9-11 Memorial Stair Climb and Walk/Run in Prince George's County

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, firefighters are preparing to honor the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice. As a tribute to their fallen brothers, fire service members will convene in a Greenbelt high-rise building where they will climb 110 stories. Some will use air packs or carry hoses; many will be in full turn-out gear; and others will be accompanied by rescue dogs. Each climber will carry the photograph and biographical sketch of a firefighter who was lost.

The Prince George’s County 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb will be held on the morning of Sunday, September 11, 2011, at the Maryland Trade Center located at 7500 Greenway Center Drive in Greenbelt, Maryland.

While the 9-11 Memorial Stair climb is limited to firefighters, an additional event has been added so that everyone will have an opportunity to pay tribute. Firefighters and members of the community will come together for a day of fitness and reflection. Together, we will honor those who sacrificed their lives, as well as support those they left behind by participating in a 3-mile run/walk. This untimed walk is aimed at using physical activity to remember the people and events of September 11th. The route is designed to equate to 110 stories, the height of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers.

The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb and Run/Walk will be held on September 11th. On-site registration opens at 7:00 am, a ceremony of remembrance will be held at 8:00 am and both events will start at 9:05 am at the Maryland Trade Center.

It is anticipated that Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor, along with career, civilian, and volunteer members of the Fire/EMS Department will participate in these events.

There is a $25 registration fee, and all proceeds will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation. Firefighters and members of the community are encouraged to pre-register for these events by using the following links.

Members of the Fire Service can register for the Stair Climb by clicking here.

Members of the Community and Fire Service can register for the walk/run by clicking here.

For additional information about the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb; click here.

Following the events, participants are invited to a reception at the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad located at 125 Crescent Road in Greenbelt.

Contact Information for Event Organizers

Gloria A. Lowe

Kellie L. Bornman
firekellie17@aol.com Email Organizer

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