9/11: Fourth Annual Stair Climb

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The Bryan Fire Department will hold the Fourth Annual Stair Climb in honor of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001, at the Varisco building in downtown Bryan.

The Bryan Fire Department will hold the Fourth Annual Stair Climb in honor of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001, at the Varisco building in downtown Bryan.

This event has been a growing tradition in Bryan since 2011.

“We wanted a way to memorialize the 10th anniversary of September 11,” says Jordan Gallagher, Bryan Fire Department Battalion Chief.  “We thought this would be a great way for the firefighters to show their support to those that died rushing into the building and recognize their sacrifice. Over the past few years, we’ve had some police officers, as well as City Councilman Chuck Konderla join in the climb.” 

The firefighters will gather at 7:45 am in front of the building for a prayer and a moment of silence before the 110-story climb.  The Varisco Building, located at 219 N. Main, is only 7 stories tall; so the men and women ascending will climb to the top of the building more than 15 times to account for the 110 stories of the World Trade Center towers.

The climb is expected to last a few hours and the public is encouraged to come out and show support for all the first responders who participate in this event.

For more information, visit bryantx.gov