HFD Participates in Second Annual Nashville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
The Hendersonville Fire Department participated in the second annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb held at the Tennessee Tower in downtown Nashville.
We were able to send 28 firefighters this year to represent our department. All funds raised go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to honor America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit Foundation has developed and expanded programs that fulfill that mandate. Our mission is to honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives.
The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a way for Firefighters to participate in a special event together to show each other and the rest of the world that the sacrifice made by fellow Firefighters will never be forgotten.
Front Row - Left to Right: Buford Duke, Brian Fann, Tony Wyrick
Second Row - Left to Right: Keith Emerton, Chase Judkins, Ethan Duncan, Jeff Webb, Scotty Bush,
Kenny Armstrong, Les Waggoner, Justin Griggs, George Edwards, Gabe Hannah
Back Row - Left to Right: Quinton Lee, Chris Gonzales, Jamie Cossler, Andy Cook, Travis Kimmons,
Jeremy Akin, Jonathan Hall, David Osborne, Ryan Miller, David Thompson, Nate Renzella, Keith Binkley
Not Pictured: Chris Bellavia, Shane Nolan, Tyler Harvey
The The firefighters below have finished their climb, rang the fire bell and are announcing the name of the FDNY firefighter they were climbing for:
Fire Inspector Nate Renzella, Senior Firefighter Keith Emerton, Division Chief Les Waggoner
Senior Firefighter Gabe Hannah, Firefighter Jonathan Hall, Firefighter Chase Judkins
Firefighter Chris Gonzales, Firefighter Andy Cook, Firefighter Tyler Harvey
Firefighter Travis Kimmons, Firefighter Shane Nolan, Firefighter Keith Binkley
Firefighter David Osborne, Division Chief Kenny Armstrong, Senior Firefighter David Thompson
Senior Firefighter Brian Fann, Firefighter Ryan Miller, Firefighter Buford Duke
Captain George Edwards, Firefighter Jeremy Akin, Captain Scotty Bush
Captain Jamie Cossler, Firefighter Ethan Duncan
Supporters watching the closed-circuit camera in the stairwell