Stair climb to be held in Cheyenne to honor lost firefighters

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Stair Climb Bell(NelsonCintron1 | National Fallen Firefighters Foundation)
Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 4:39 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - On September 11, 2001, 2,996 people lost their lives, and millions more were forever changed.

343 of those deaths were members of the New York City Fire Department. Immediately after that day, a group of firefighters in Denver wanted to do something to pay those fallen tribute.

They decided replicating the 110 flight, 2,200 stair route those heroes climbed on that day was the best way to do accomplish that.

Here in Cheyenne, Jackson and Kirklyn Yates are partnering with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to hold a stair climb at Cheyenne East High School on Saturday September 10th.

The event begins at 4, and registration costs $20 per participant.

Proceeds go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, who helps honor and support America’s fallen firefighters and their families. You can learn more about what NFFF does, and their goals here.

You can register online here, or register in person just prior to the event.

These stair climb events are happening all across the country this week, from Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, To Lambeau Field in Wisconsin.

Participants can also participate as virtual climbers at this website, by climbing, walking, running, or biking anywhere between September 11 and October 31.

You’ll receive a toolkit with badges for the heroes who died and access to a digital bell to ring when you complete the event.