Aug 09, 2022

Salina Fire: 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb and Family Walk set for Sept. 11

Posted Aug 09, 2022 7:57 PM

Salina Fire Department

The Salina Fire Department has announced that the inaugural Central Kansas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb and Family Walk will take place this fall at Kansas Wesleyan University.

Event check-in and on-site registration is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Graves Family Sports Complex, 231 E. Cloud Street. The event is scheduled to begin with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. The cost is $30 per person until Sept. 2. After that, the cost is $35 per person.

All proceeds will benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the programs provided by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (501c3) which have provided much needed assistance to the surviving families and co-workers of the firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Central Kansas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb & Family Walk is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on Sept. 11, 2001. Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter by climbing or walking the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY member, but it symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others.

Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters is honored and that the world knows that we will never forget. We would be remiss in mentioning that since that fateful day, there have been an additional 280+ firefighters who have succumbed to 9/11 related injuries or illness.

The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb & Family Walk are not a timed race event, but a way for firefighters, police officers, EMS personnel, families, friends and the community to honor and remember. All participants will have the honor of carrying the name badge of one of the fallen 343 firefighters and will also receive a 9/11 Stair Climb / Family Walk T-shirts to commemorate the event.

There will also be an after party event at the Library Sports Bar and Grill, 1307 S. Santa Fe Avenue. There will be food, beverage specials, live music provided by the Sunset Sinners and Lix, and much more!

For more information or to register please visit our website at