The 2020 Missouri State Fire Marshal 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, held October 10, is a way to honor and remember the FDNY, NYPD, Port Authority Police (PAPD) and EMS who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001. Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter, NYPD, PAPD and EMS by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters is honored and that the world knows that we will never forget. This Stair Climb will help fund programs provided by Supporting Heroes.
The Missouri Division of Fire Safety has implemented a program designed to recognize members of the Missouri fire service in the following categories:
Senior fire officers and other members hired/promoted to the rank of Fire Chief in the Missouri fire service
The family of any current member or retiree death, regardless of rank
Members retiring from the Missouri fire service regardless of rank (as determined by individual agency retirement guidelines)
The State Fire Marshal will issue a Salute to Service certificate for presentation to the member or member’s family, as appropriate. For a deceased member or retiree, the death does not need to be line of duty to receive a certificate.
If you have anyone in your organization who meets the above criteria, please use the link below and submit the information to our office so that a recognition certificate may be issued.
This program is available beginning June 2, 2020 and is not retroactive.