9/11 Memorial Stair climb

8th Annual Lethbridge Firefighters

9-11 MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB

Where: The Lethbridge Center Tower
(The downtown Bay mall by the TD bank)

When: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: 10:00am

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stairs 2013All are invited to participate in this event in a gesture to observe and honour those brothers/sisters and victims that were lost on September 11 at the site of the World Trade Centrer attacks.

 The idea of this stair climb is to retrace the ascent (and descent) of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center – this equals 10 “laps” of The Lethbridge Center Tower.

Members can approach this task in anyway they prefer; gym strip, turn-outs, team, timed, etc. but please take your own level of fitness and comfort into account.

We make this climb in order to honour those we lost in the line of duty and to ensure that we never forget them. Participants are encouraged to ask for sponsors in the form of pledges in order to raise money for the Legacy Place Society, which is a provincial mental health organization providing support for Peace Officers, Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Services, 911 Dispatch, Military Personnel, and their families. You are not obligated to get pledges to participate in this event but if you can convince friends and family to support your climb through any sort of donation it would be much appreciated. There is a pledge form provided below.

Event Details:

The Stairclimb is a physically demanding activity in that the goal is always to achieve a climb (and descent) of 110 stories. This distance is the equivalent distance of the height of the World Trade Center as it stood before the attacks of 9-11. It is believed that many rescuers would have made a similar climb that day and unfortunately many never returned home. We make this climb in order to honour those we lost in the line of duty and to ensure that we never forget them. Participants are encouraged to ask for sponsors in the form of pledges in order to raise money for the Legacy Place Society, which is a provincial charity to support first responders and military and the families in the prevention and support for PTSD. 

How you choose to approach this task is up to each individual and your personal level of fitness should be taken into account. A few suggestions:

a) Ensure you do a warm up routine prior to the climb

b) Arrive well hydrated and rested. There will be water supplied but if you have a different favorite refreshment or energy bar please bring your own

c) Work as a team to encourage and support one another

d) Stay single file to the right side to allow faster climbers to pass. Follow the designated route – 1 stairwell is up, 1 is down – heats will be created

e) Take breaks as required off the stairs or route and HYDRATE!

f) Wearing good running shoes is highly recommended even for those choosing to use turnouts

g) We would encourage you to use your own equipment where possible as loaner equipment and sizes are limited. First come first served. We do not have access to tactical gear so anyone deciding to do it in this manner will have to bring their own.

h) It takes anywhere from 30-120min to perform the climb depending on the method you choose. Some more common methods:

            a. Regular gym strip or workout clothing

            b. Firefighter Turnouts

            c. SCBA. With or without turnouts

            d. Highrise Firefighting equipment.

            e. Police or military tactical gear

 

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stairclimb pledge sheet

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Jon & Michael Enander Memorial Scholarship Recipient

IMG_1614Brady Chollak was the recipient for this years Jon & Michael Enander Memorial Scholarship. Brady is gearing up for pre-med studies in the fall. We would like to wish Brady the best of luck in his future endeavors!

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March 12, 2015 – Lethbridge Firefighters Rooftop Campout for Muscular Dystrophy

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Dear Friend:

The Lethbridge Fire Fighters will be holding their second Rooftop Campout March 12 – 15, 2015 in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. 6 Fire Fighter/Paramedics will be braving the cold and snow while camping out on the roof of Hudsons Canadian Tap House at 904 2 Ave S.

We invite you to be a part of the excitement and get involved as a sponsor for this year’s event.

Each year, Canadian Fire Fighters support local families affected by neuromuscular disorders and have always been champions of Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s vision of finding a cure in our lifetime.

No other group has done more for Muscular Dystrophy Canada throughout the organization’s 61-year history than Fire Fighters. Fire Fighter fundraising is Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s single most important revenue – raising an astonishing $3 million last year. Because of the steadfast support of Fire Fighters, Muscular Dystrophy Canada is able to provide services and equipment while relentlessly searching for a cure through well-funded research.

With the support of Fire Fighters, Canadians with neuromuscular disorders can continue to lead independent lives and reach their own goals.  If you have questions, would like to hear more about this event, or would like to show your support, please contact me at (587) 220-7520 or e-mail me at jarret.fowler@lethbridge.ca

Thank you for your time and your consideration of this request. I hope to hear from you soon.

Together…let’s make muscles move!

Regards,

Jarret Fowler                                                                                                                                 President                                                                                                                                 Lethbridge Fire Fighters Charities Association

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Get your 2015 Fire Fighter Calendar!

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Now available for order!  Please click on the Paypal button to order your calendar and it will be mailed to you. This 12-month wall calendar features dazzling photos of real  Lethbridge Firefighters who respond to both fire and medical emergencies in our community. The procedes from the sale of these calendars allow Lethbridge Fire Fighter’s Charities to give back to worthwhile charities and programs in our city.

The calendars can also be found at both north and south Walmarts (Saturdays 10am-4pm, Sundays 1pm-6pm) and Hurricanes games on November 15 and December 10.

Walmart North – November 29 and 30, December 13 & 14, 20 & 21                             Walmart South – November 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 29 & 30, December 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21

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