Denver 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
The Annual Denver 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb was held on September 11th, 2018 at 1801 California St. in downtown Denver. Firefighters climbed the first 55 flights of stairs carrying equipment, leave the equipment in the basement, and then go on air for the second 55 flights, to simulate arriving at a fire floor, and going to work. The climb started in September of 2005, members from the Denver Fire Department and Castle Rock Fire Rescue joined together to climb 110 flights of stairs in memory of the FDNY brothers killed in 2001. 110 stories, was the height of the World Trade Center buildings. The event started as an idea with just 5 firefighters and was originally held at 1999 Broadway. The second year brought more firefighters, with a total of 12 and the location was moved to the 1801 California St. (Quest Building). In 2007 the 3rd year the event grew to several hundred participants from all over the state of Colorado. In 2008 the event brought the total number of participants to 343. The organizers capped the number of people at 343, the same number of FDNY firefighters killed on 9/11, and 2010 brought a new partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). Info provided by the Denver 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.