A local firefighter participated in the 3rd Annual Nashville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Sunday at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower in Downtown, Nashville.
Kevin Cripps represented the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department and carried a photo to HONOR one of the fallen Hero's of 9/11
343 firefighters made the climb in remembrance of the 343 FDNY Firefighters that died 11 years ago at the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
The stair climb was chosen for two reasons:
1/ FDNY Firefighters at the Twin Towers on 9/11/01 had to climb the stairs of the 110 story buildings in order to rescue and evacuate people and to reach the fire floors.
2/ A commitment to Firefighter and community safety through physical fitness and training.
The 343 Firefighters participating in the event wore full gear (from 60 to 80 pounds) and climbed for someone specifically. Each climber was given a badge to wear with the name and photograph of one of the FDNY firefighters killed on 9/11/01.