ESD3 to hold 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Harrison County ESD 3 Fire Rescue will hold the annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb again this year. The climb will be hosted by ETBU at their Marshall Grand Nursing School located at 210 East Houston Street in downtown Marshall on the square.

All sworn, career or volunteer emergency personnel and active or retired military service members are invited to participate in the physically demanding stair climb event.

Participants, while dressed in full incident response attire, will climb shoulder to shoulder with fellow Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, and Military Service Personnel in an act of remembrance to the 343 firefighters, 60 law enforcement officers, and eight EMTs that made the ultimate sacrifice on that September morning.

The event will start promptly at 9:03 am, the time when UA Flight 175 struck the World Trade Center Tower Two, on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Climbers will make multiple trips and ascend ETBU’s Marshall Grand external fire escape, equivalent to 78 floors, the highest anyone ascended on 09/11/2001.

Participants are encouraged to ascend the equivalent of 110 floors – the height of the fallen World Trade Center Towers, Each climber will wear an ID that represents the name of a fallen 9/11 hero. Family, friends and spectators are invited to observe this memorial event. It is a humbling experience and an intense reminder of the sacrifice, dedication, and commitment required of those who protect and serve our communities.

Participation in the climb is ONLY open to active/retired (paid or volunteer) firefighters, law enforcement officers, Emergency Communications Dispatchers, EMS and military service members. Rain or Shine – they will climb.

The event is free, there is no charge for climbers to honor the fallen heroes from 9/11.