Monday, September 9, 2013

Lakeside Fire Fighters Climb to Honor 9/11

San Diego, CA - 

A group of off-duty Lakeside Fire Fighters and several of their family members participated in the annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb in San Diego on Sunday, September 8, 2013. For the third straight year, our team climbed a total of 110 stories to honor the sacrifices of first responders including 343 FDNY firefighters who gave their lives that day.

The event is held at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton which is 30-stories tall. Teams had to complete multiple climbs to reach the 110-floor total.

The annual event drew a large number of teams representing firefighters, law enforcement, military, and many civilians. Teams raised money for donations to the local charity FireFighter Aid and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. This year, nearly $50,000 was raised!

Lakeside Fire Fighters would like to thank those of you who, through your generous donations, helped our team raise over $1300.

Our 2013 Team: back from l: Engineer Scott Smith, FF-PM Steve Russo, Captain Beto Lawler, FF-PM Jon Jordan, Captain Scott Culkin, FF-PM David Csik. front from l: FF-PM Justin Loffredo, FF-PM Danny Leetch, Captain Ian Lowe, Engineer-PM Matt Buzzell, FF-PM Corey Palmore.

Lakeside Firefighter-Paramedic Steve Russo rings the bell to honor an FDNY firefighter just prior to starting the climb. Retired Carlsbad firefighter Rick Fisher tends to the bell.

Firefighters and family members head back to the stairs again!
FDNY Tower Ladder 152 on display. This ladder company from a station in Queens attended the 9-11 incident.
Post by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire
Photos  by: Cindy Russo

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