For the third straight year we will be memorializing the firefighters who died in the towers by finishing the climb. Beginning the day after 9/11/01 a group of us dressed in full bunker gear, SCBA, and carried a hose bundle up our drill tower continuously until we reached 110 floors. It takes about an hour, and we have done it again every year on the anniversary of 9/11. Tomorrow we will do it again. We expect about 50 firefirghters of all ranks to participate this year. I am unaware of any such climb that takes place in the country to honor the fallen. If anyone else does a similar event, please let me know. Our climb will take place at our drill tower on Pleasant Valley Road in East Austin.

Thank you,

FF Jerry Cohen, Engine 7