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Registration Now Open for 12th Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay

The 12th annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field will take place Saturday, September 7, 2024. Registration is now open for the event co-sponsored by the Green Bay Metro Fire Department and Pierce Manufacturing.

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) business, is proud to announce registration is now open for the 12th annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Co-sponsored by Pierce and the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, this year’s climb will occur on Saturday, September 7, 2024. The event is open to everyone who wishes to honor the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. All proceeds will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). Participants are encouraged to register in advance at piercemfg.com/climb.

The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field continues to be one of the largest events of its kind in the nation. Last year, it attracted over 2,000 participants from the fire service community, their families, friends, and other supporters, who collectively raised more than $140,000 for the NFFF.

“More than two decades have passed since the tragic events of 9/11, yet the memories remain vivid in our hearts and minds,” said Chief Matthew Knott of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department. “Our annual stair climb is a heartfelt tribute to the brave firefighters who sacrificed their lives. We are grateful for this opportunity to honor these heroes and to raise funds to support the critical work of the NFFF.”

Participants will climb the equivalent of 110 stories—the height of the World Trade Center towers—on the iconic steps of Lambeau Field. Each climber will carry an honor badge bearing the name and photo of one of the fallen firefighters, symbolically completing the journey those heroes began. Upon reaching the equivalent of the 78th floor, the highest point reached by firefighters on 9/11, climbers will ring a fire bell in solemn tribute.

Event details are as follows:

  • Registration Fees: $35 per climber through July 6, $40 from July 7 to August 10, and $45 per person from August 11 until the day of the climb.
  • Event T-shirts: Available for those who register by August 10, and all participants will receive an honor badge.
  • Check-in: Participants can pre-register and check in on the evening before the climb, Friday, September 6, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. near the Kwik Trip Gate at Lambeau Field.
  • Opening Ceremony: Begins at 9:00 a.m. on September 7, featuring the Presentation of the Colors, National Anthem, remarks from the NFFF, and a prayer. Climbing safety guidelines and instructions will be shared before the bagpiper procession.
  • Climbing Start Times: Organized in 10-minute waves of 343 climbers each, assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Entertainment: Live performances will be staged near the Kwik Trip Gate for those awaiting their climb.

For additional information, pre-registration details, and FAQs, visit the event’s Facebook page or piercemfg.com/climb.

The Green Bay Metro Fire Department and Pierce are proud supporters of the NFFF’s mission, honoring America’s fallen fire heroes and aiding their families through various programs, including the Fire Hero Family Network, support networks, conferences, workshops, and scholarships.

Bob Schulz, president of Pierce Manufacturing, reflected, “The events of 9/11 are a harrowing reminder of the tremendous risks and sacrifices firefighters endure. Each year, as we gather to remember and honor the 343 firefighters who perished, we reaffirm our commitment to the fire service community. This climb is more than a memorial; it’s a pledge to never forget and to continue supporting these brave individuals through every means possible.”

For more information about Pierce Manufacturing, the NFFF, and the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, visit www.piercemfg.com/climb.