9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, Walk/Run to be Held

The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is approaching and area firefighters are preparing to pay tribute to their fallen brothers in a very unique way.

Fire service members will participate in a Memorial Stair Climb at the Maryland Trade Center, a high-rise building in Greenbelt, Md., the morning of the 10th anniversary. Each servicemember will carry the photograph and biographical sketch of a firefighter who was lost in the attacks.

In addition, many will use air packs or carry hoses while others will be in full turn-out gear. Some will even be accompanied by rescue dogs.

The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb is limited to firefighters. However, an additional event has been added so that everyone has the opportunity to pay homage to the fallen heroes. A 3-mile run/walk will be open to firefighters and members of the community.

The untimed route is designed to equal 110 stories -- the height of the World Trade Center's twin towers.

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor and other members of the Fire/EMS Department will participate in these events.

Registration will cost you $25, and all proceeds will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighter's Foundation.

Fire service members can register for the stair climb online here

Members of the community and fire service can register for the run/walk here

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