IAFF 4381 members participate in Firehouse Expo Stair Climb
Updated On: Oct 21, 2016
Pictured from left to right are Driver Ben Pitts, Captain Chad Powell, Captain Doug Kinnard, Firefighter Josh Wall, and Captain Brian O'Cain.
This Friday morning, October 21, 2016, five members of the Columbia Firefighters Association Local 4381 participated in the Firehouse Expo Memorial Stair Climb in Nashville TN at Nissan Stadium. The members raised over $500 to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Each member who participated was given a badge with the photo and name of a firefighter who perished in the attacks on the World Trade Centers. Upon completion of the stair climb each participant announced the name of the person they were climbing to honor and rang a bell in their honor. The climb was proceeded by a very solemn ceremony in which the honor guard from Franklin Fire Department presented the colors with the Nashville Fire Department Drum and Pipes Corp played Amazing Grace. An invocation was given by the Chaplain of the Murfreesboro Fire Department. The stair climb was conducted in the lower bowl of the stadium and was 110 flights of stairs which is representative of the climb the firefighters from FDNY made on 9/11.
The attached photo is of the members who participated in the climb. Pictured from left to right are Driver Ben Pitts, Captain Chad Powell, Captain Doug Kinnard, Firefighter Josh Wall, and Captain Brian O'Cain.