Pierce Manufacturing to Hold Third Annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at Historic Lambeau Field
Fundraiser on September 12, 2015 will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
APPLETON, Wis. (July 2015)- Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is hosting its third annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Last year’s event – with more than 500 participants – was among the largest stair climbs of its kind in the country.
Memorial stair climb events are a tribute to the 343 firefighters who gave their lives during the tragic events at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. All funds raised benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the families of fallen firefighters.
“The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field has quickly become an annual tradition; we, as a company, and the entire Fox Valley community, gather to pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice displayed by 343 firefighters on a day that forever changed our lives,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. “Becoming a participant – or supporting a team or group – is a moving experience. We invite residents from the region to mark their calendars and make a difference for a great cause.”
This Memorial Stair Climb gives participants the opportunity to experience Lambeau Field in a unique way. Members of the community are invited to climb the equivalent of 110 stories – the height of the fallen World Trade Center towers – on the steps of Lambeau Field. Each climber is given a badge with the name and photograph of one of the fallen firefighters, to symbolically complete the climb with one of the fallen. The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a timed race and participants can climb to any desired level. (An adult or guardian must accompany minors who participate.)
The cost is $35, and pre-registered participants will receive an official event T-shirt. Event times on September 12 include on-site registration at 8:00 a.m., an Opening Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. and the stair climb at 9:30 a.m. Visit www.piercemfg.com/climb for more information and to pre-register for the 2015 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb event.
Photo Caption: Pierce Manufacturing is hosting its third annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field on Saturday, September 12, 2015.
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.
About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, including custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. Pierce markets its products through the industry’s largest and most comprehensive dealer and service network. The company enjoys a nationwide web of dealerships with over 600 certified and factory trained Service Brigade technicians and over 50 service centers. Visit www.piercemfg.com to learn more about Pierce.
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