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Archived News Release from 2010

For Immediate Release

Redwood City 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Taking Place at Oracle

Redwood City, CA - September 8, 2010 - This Saturday, September 11th, a special memorial and remembrance of the tragedy of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 will take place at Oracle in Redwood City, hosted by the Redwood City Fire Department. This special event is intended as not only a memorial for the 343 members of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) who lost their lives on that day, but also as a recognition and remembrance for the family and friends left behind.

So far, nearly 200 firefighters from throughout the Bay Area have registered for the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, during which they will carry the names of fallen FDNY firefighters with them as they enter an Oracle building and climb the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs – the number of floors in the World Trade Center. At 8:30 am on September 11, there will be a brief ceremony and speakers, followed at 9 am by a moment of reflection accompanied by bagpipes. At 9:05 am, the firefighters will begin their un-timed climb. Family, friends, and media can follow their progress as they exit the building several times, in order to re-start climbing stairs to accomplish the 110-floor equivalent.

Community members can participate by helping to provide water to the firefighters, distribute pre-registration packets, and handle other tasks on that day. Donations on-site can be made to the Redwood City Create-a-Smile Foundation (www.redwoodcity.org/fire/createasmile), with proceeds forwarded to the Widows and Orphans Fund of the Fire Department of New York.

More information and registration are available at www.redwoodcity911memorialclimb.com or by contacting Redwood City firefighter/paramedic Michelle Noack at mnoack@redwoodcity.org or 408-205-5521.

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Contact:
Michelle Noack
Redwood City Fire Department
408-205-5521

 
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