Westin Peachtree stair climb will honor 9/11 firefighters

August 27,2015


To honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is hosting a 9/11 stair climb on Aug. 29 at 9:10 a.m. at The Westin Peachtree Plaza in Downtown. Participants will climb the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs, the same number of floors as the World Trade Center. Registration is $35 and the event is open to the public. Participants will receive t-shirts to commemorate the event.

“The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is an opportunity for anyone in the community to remember the 343 courageous responders who lost their lives,” said Bill Hinton, coordinator for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “Our hope is that each firefighter is represented by someone climbing the stairwell of The Westin Peachtree Plaza.”

Proceeds from the stair climb benefit the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Counseling Unit, which offers peer counseling and resources to the survivors of fallen firefighters. In addition, the event helps fund NFFF programs supporting fire service survivors. The stair climb is part of the Fire-Rescue International, an annual International Association of Fire Chiefs conference.

“We’re excited to partner with the NFFF and honored to be the venue chosen to support this stair climb event,” said Ron Tarson, general manager of The Westin Peachtree Plaza. “The NFFF is an ideal group to launch our ‘Climb the Peach’ teambuilding activity.”

To register for the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, visit this link.