Friday, September 11, 2015Time:
Climb begins 0800
What to Wear:
Sacramento 9/11 Memorial
Brothers and Sisters,
As you know, this year’s climb will be held at the “Renaissance Tower” located @ 801 K Street in downtown Sacramento, on Friday, September 11, 2015. The check-in area will be on the lobby level. Entrances to the lobby are on 8th and K streets (look for the banners). Some limited parking will be available at 801 K on a first come first served basis for $9 a car. If that lot is full there are many other parking lots within a few blocks. If you are climbing with friends car pooling is encouraged.
Check-in begins on the lobby level of the building @ 0700. Bagels, fruit, coffee, and water will be provided. Just before 0800, we will have a few distinguished guests say a few words to welcome you to Sacramento and to share what 9/11 has meant to them.
On Duty personnel will climb first followed by all others. If you are unable to make it to the check-in area by 0800, a firefighter on the standby list will carry the name of the Fallen Brother in your place. The Renaissance tower has only allotted us a certain amount of time to complete the climb. That is why we cannot allow more than 343 to climb, and also why we will have someone step in your place if you do not make it by 0800. If you are late, please continue to come out and be part of the remembrance, just be aware that you will not be able to take a name up this year. If you foresee having difficulties making it to the stair climb in time, and wish to give your registered spot to someone else, please go the contact page of sac911climb.com and leave your information. Please do so by Friday 9/5/15 so we have time to adjust registration. Along with that, if you know firefighters who wanted to climb, but missed open registration, please bring them out with you. We have been using the standby list and it is shrinking considerably. We will your need help to ensure all 343 names make it to the roof. If you are on the standby list please consider coming. That list gets used up every year.
The Renaissance Tower is 29 Stories tall. We will be making a total of four ascents. Three will go from the basement to the 26th floor, and the final ascent will go from the basement to the roof, bringing the total to 110. There are separate stairwells for ascending and descending. The exact logistics of the climb will be laid out for you at check-in.
We will be climbing in full turnouts this year. Please do not bring any hand tools or SCBA’s as the building manager would rather we didn’t climb with those things. Participants will place the name of a Fallen Brother on the back of their turnout coat (covering their own name), and carry it 110 floors to the roof. You will be getting a bio of the brother that you will be carrying. Once on the roof you will place the name of the brother in one of the two memorial twin tower replicas. Please leave all other safety equipment at home as there will be no place to store it at the event. Please be aware that members of the public and media may be present, so please dress appropriately. Also be aware that the building’s regular tenants will be there trying to get to work so we need to be respectful of that.
After the climb you are all invited to join us as we remember our brothers at deVere’s Irish Pub,1521 L street, Sacramento, CA (916) 231-9947
Here all of your family is also invited to join you as we toast a few in honor of our fallen brothers. We may even exchange a story or two.
I am looking forward to climbing with all of you. See you on the 11th