Knoxville, Tennessee - Visit Knoxville is pleased to be working with SERVPRO® of Rocky Hill, Sequoyah Hills and South Knoxville to host the first Knoxville Memorial Stair Climb. The climb is a charity event commemorating the 343 FDNY firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. All funds raised by this event will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to help support the surviving families. The event will take place on the morning of September 20, 2014 at the Sunsphere. Event registration starts at 7:00am followed by the opening ceremony at 8:30am and the climb will be from 9am until 2pm.

Each participant in this event will climb the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center, symbolically recreating the heroic efforts of the FDNY firefighters.  Firefighters, police, first responders and military are invited to take part in this event so that each of the 343 fallen FDNY firefighters can be honored.

We invite the community to come out and support these men and women as they pay tribute to the fallen.  It will be a day of physical challenge and endurance as well as a solemn reflection and remembrance of first responders who lost their lives September 11, 2001 in New York City.

Visit Knoxville (Knoxville Convention and Visitors Bureau) is the official CVB for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. Visit Knoxville is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private company that works together with the community, business leaders and local and state government to further develop Knoxville as a premier leisure, meetings and travel destination.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a non-profit foundation created by Congress in 1992 to honor fallen firefighters across the United States. They help honor the memory of these fallen heroes by providing resources and support for their surviving families and working within the Fire Service Community to help prevent deaths in the line of duty. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation hosts many events throughout the year including golf tournaments and stair climbs and they are currently working on building a national memorial park for fallen firefighters in Emmitsburg, MD.

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,600 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss situations. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.