The Salt River Indian Community Fire Department will be hosting the fifth annual Memorial Stair Climb at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on September 11 to honor and remember the fallen firefighters on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a timed race event, but a way to honor the New York firefighters (FDNY), police and emergency medical services (EMS)personnel who selflessly gave their lives on September 11, 2001. Registration is now open for the event.

Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter, police officer, or EMS by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Each climber will be issued a tag with the name and picture of one of the fallen to carry throughout the climb, symbolically completing their journey to the top of the World Trade Center Towers. Through firefighter and community participation, they hope to ensure that each of the 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 10 EMS personnel are honored, and their sacrifice never forgotten.

The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is an official climb of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). Stair climbs events help NFFF create and maintain programs that support fire service survivors and provides assistance to the surviving families and co-workers of the fallen.

The event takes place on Saturday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 North Pima Road. Registration is $30 and includes a commemorative t-shirt designed by State Forty Eight and entry into the event. Learn more and register at