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Wilson County firefighters take part in Nashville 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb

Jacob Smith • Sep 11, 2017 at 6:23 PM

Several Wilson Emergency Management Agency and Mt. Juliet firefighters participated in the eighth annual Nashville 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb on Sunday morning.

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The event was held at William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower in downtown Nashville, where 343 firefighters climbed 110 stories in remembrance of the 343 New York firefighters who died Sept. 11, 2001 at the Twin Towers.

The firefighters climbed 28 floors at a time, then rode an elevator back to the ground floor and climbed again. This process was done a total of four times.

After each crew completed a climb, the members each rung a bell and called out the name of a firefighter who died Sept. 11.

Several Wilson County firefighters participated in the event, including members of the Mt. Juliet Fire Department, WEMA and former members of the Watertown Volunteer Fire Department.

The Mt. Juliet Fire Department had 10 members participate, including Chief Jamie Luffman, Assistant Chief Shawn Donovan, Lt. Jason Ross, Max Ambriz, Brandon Roberts, Steven Lee, Mike McCleary, Jeff Adam, Wesley Hafner and Mark Bolling.

WEMA had seven members participate, including Ben Yeargan, Katie Justice, Abbey Fields, Cory Copeland, Craig Erlewine, Robert Coleman and Josh England.

The Watertown Volunteer Fire Department also had four previous members participate in the event. 

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