Personnel from the East Ridge Fire Department and East Ridge Police Department participated in the Chattanooga 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, Sunday at Finley Stadium.
Director Britt Bradshaw, a Chattanooga Firefighter, said this is the first year the event has been held at Finley Stadium. In previous years the stair climb – done to memorialize the selfless service of first responders to the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York on Sept. 11, 2001 – took place at high rise buildings in downtown Chattanooga. Bradshaw said this year more than 300 people participated, the most in the six-year event.
This was the first year that the ERPD participated in the climb. The officers participating were: Eric Massenagle, Garrett Hawks, Andrew Carter, Scott Darwin, Josh Creel, Robbie Wade, Steven Rhudy, and Ashley Hewitt.
The ERFD was represented for the sixth consecutive year by Drew Andrews and Randy Albright. They were joined by Tyler Ezell, Bryan Dean and Daniel Bernard.
Below is a gallery of photos from the event.