From left are Davis, Hicks and Prince.
BRADLEY COunty Fire-Rescue had three first responders participate in the annual 9/11 memorial stair climb at the FDIC conference in Indianapolis last month. The three firefighters climbed stairs in Lucas Oil Stadium the equivalent of 110 floors, simulating the stairwells of the World Trade Center; the 78th floor was the highest known floor that unit of the FDNY reached on 9/11. Each climber carries an ID badge with the name and truck assignment for the person they are climbing in honor of. The climb is to finish what they started and ensure those who were lost are never forgotten. Each firefighter was given a name of a firefighter who died in the towers in the 9/11 attacks. Lieutenant Corey Davis climbed in honor of FDNY Jeffery P. Walz, Engineer Aaron Hicks climbed for FDNY John Chipura and Firefighter Christian Prince climbed for FDNY Raymond E. Murphy. Bradley County Fire-Rescue firefighters plan to climb again in Nashville this September to honor the 343 firefighters who died on 9/11. The proceeds for the climb go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.