Registration opens for sixth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field
Co-sponsors of the sixth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, Green Bay Metro Fire Department and Pierce Manufacturing, announce the opening of registration for the event taking place at historic Lambeau Field on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Last year, nearly 2,200 residents, firefighters, and local businesses together raised more than $110,000 to directly benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).
APPLETON, Wis. — Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that it has opened registration for the sixth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Co-sponsored by the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, all proceeds raised will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to assist the families of fallen firefighters and provide resources within the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths. Last year’s event was recognized as one of the largest in the nation with nearly 2,200 participants and $110,000 raised.
“The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb allows participants the opportunity to honor and remember the firefighters who selflessly gave their lives, so others could live on September 11, 2001,” said Chief David W. Litton of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department. “The climb also memorializes fallen heroes nationwide, and the critical funds raised will provide benefits, programs, grief support, and more for the families of these brave men and women.”
First responders and community participants are invited to ascend the equivalent of 110 stories – the height of the fallen World Trade Center Towers – on the steps of Lambeau Field. Spanning the entire bowl inside the stadium to accommodate the expected record number of attendees, climbers will not only pay tribute to the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on 9/11, but will symbolically complete their heroic journey to save others.
“It is an honor to partner with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department and the NFFF for an event that so passionately represents the courage and sacrifice exhibited by 343 firefighters on September 11, 2001,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “We are hopeful the entire region will be inspired to participate and help us expand on last year’s record breaking attendance and dollars raised.”
Event details include:
- Pre-registration, event details and FAQs are available at piercemfg.com/climb.
- Event registration is $35 per person until August 19, 2018, and $40 per person, thereafter.
- Pre-registrants will receive an event t-shirt and all climbers will receive an honor badge.
- Climbers can pre-register and check in the evening before the climb from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. near Lot 5.
- An opening ceremony will take place at 9:00 a.m. featuring the Presentation of the Colors, National Anthem, and a prayer. Climbing safety guidelines and instructions will be announced prior to the bagpiper procession into the stadium.
- Start times will be organized into 10-minute waves of 343 climbers and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
- Entertainment for supporters and those waiting to climb will be supplied by Paul Cummings, a firefighter and singer/songwriter from Western New York State, who tours the country to salute those who sacrifice for the greater good.
- Climbers will be given a badge with the name and photograph of one of the fallen firefighters, to symbolically complete the climb with one of the fallen.
- All funds raised benefit the NFFF.
Since instituting a partnership with the NFFF, Pierce has helped raised more than $500,000 to support the NFFF’s mission to provide support and resources for the families of fallen firefighters. Through support networks, conferences, workshops and scholarships, the NFFF has lead a nationwide effort to develop and expand programming for the entire fire service community.
For more information about Pierce Manufacturing, the NFFF, and the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, visit www.piercemfg.com/climb.
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 firehero.org.
About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include 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. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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