DALLAS 911 MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AT RENAISSANCE TOWER
The public is invited to join firefighters, law enforcement and EMS personnel from the north Texas region and beyond for the annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm St.
More than 400 City of Dallas public safety officers are expected to participate in a day of extreme physical challenge and intense reflection, honoring New York’s bravest and finest, recognizing local heroes, and providing support for the families who survive them.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a memorial service for fallen public safety officers and a keynote speaker with a direct connection to September 11 will give a tribute. The climb will begin at 8:46 a.m. after a moment of silence. Participants will carry the name and picture of their counterparts killed at Ground Zero. City climbers will include 422 active-duty public safety officers, including 353 firefighters, 70 law enforcement officers and nine EMS workers.
Other activities will include informational areas, a kids’ area, display of present day and antique public safety apparatus, and a showcase of regional response capabilities such as Dallas US&R Task Force 2 and Desoto MCI Bus. Local public safety agency recruiters will also be at the event, as well as local community colleges, police, fire and EMS academies.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Elm Street between Field and Griffin, and the southbound turn lane of Field to Westbound Elm will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the day of the event. For more information visit: http://www.dallasstairclimb.com/.