As September approaches, I have been keeping up with the events that are being planned in Charlotte, NC for the Charlotte Firefighter’s 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. While I have climbed at a variety of venues, one of the best ones that I have attended is not too far down the road in Charlotte. I first attended the Charlotte Climb 2 years ago, and have made the trip every year since. The other events organized around the climb are always being tweaked to allow firefighters AND their families to get the most out of the weekend. In the past, they have had antique apparatus on display, bounce houses for the kids to play in, a viewing area for the families, and many more activities.
As the stair climb event’s gain in popularity, they are filling up fast! The fact that they are filling up quick is GREAT since they serve as a fundraiser for the National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation. The 2014 Charlotte Firefighter’s 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is FULL! This year, the committee over the climb has worked hard to organize the 1st Annual Fire Service Training Day. While the stair climb is full, the Training Day is not. The class room sessions will be limited to 300 participants, and the HOT class will be limited to just 25 spots.
This information about the Training Day is listed on CharlotteFirefighterCharities.Org:
Come join us for some incredible Fire Service Classes with instructors from all over the country! Great opportunity for some great learning at a reasonable cost.
Each 4 hour session will be $25. Offerings will include HOT classes and classroom sessions.
Safe Firefighter will present a 4 Hour HOT Forcible Entry Class. (Limit 25 students per session)
Each of the below Sessions will be 1 Hour and 45 minute classroom sessions.
Buster Cooper (Conway, AR)will be presenting his very Popular Forcible Exiting Class from FDIC
Thomas Hancock (Cobb County, Ga) will present “Maximizing the First Due Engine”
Nick Martin (Columbia, SC FD) will Present “Managing Tactical Operations with Variable Staffing”
Kevin Lewis (Cobb County, Ga) will Present
“Risking A Little To Save A Lot Today’s Vent Enter Search”
All classes will be held at 430 South Tryon Street in the Wells Fargo Auditorium. Parking will be under the Duke Energy Center off of Stonewall St.
If you weren’t able to register for the climb or are out of the area, click here to find a stair climb near you! If you are attending, I look forward to seeing you there! To stay up-to-date on the registration of the Training Day, follow the Charlotte Firefighter’s 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Facebook! (link)