Step-Up With Your Local Firefighters to Honor and Remember the Heroes of 9-11

Emmitsburg, MD -- If taking the stairs in your office or apartment building is just part of your daily routine and rubbing elbows with local firefighters is right up your alley, then consider doing both at the 2nd Annual Firehouse Expo 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb on Thursday, July 19 at the Hilton Baltimore. The climb is one in a series sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to honor and remember the 343 FDNY firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001. Proceeds will benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit which provides assistance and support to survivors of the fallen.

Participants will climb the stairwell of the Hilton Baltimore multiple times for a total of 110 stories, representing the number of floors in the Twin Towers. Everyone will receive a photo of one of the fallen heroes of September 11th. Registration is limited, but still available for anyone interested in this important event. Check-in will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the climb will begin at 12:00 p.m.

"The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climbs are a meaningful way to honor those heroes of September 11 and to show their survivors that their loved ones will never be forgotten," said Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF. "We are very pleased to work with Firehouse Expo to bring the climb back for a second year."

On September 11, 2011, the Foundation sponsored 35 climbs across the nation, raising more than $150,000 for the FDNY survivors. That effort helped the FDNY maintain critical programs of its Counseling Services Unit that were threatened by budget cuts. For more information about this and other 9-11 Memorial Stair Climbs, go to

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