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9/11 Tower Challenge

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Sam Spade, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

    May 4, 2003
    Something that popped up here in Southern AZ.

    "This is a 17 story building with two stairwells. Runners will run, walk,
    climb, or crawl from the bottom of the building to the top, six and half
    times. This is the equivalent of 110 stories which is equal to the height of
    the World Trade Center. Participation is restricted to certified local and
    federal law enforcements officers and fire personnel....Due to building restraints the event will be limited to only the first 100 registered participants. Registration is free but all participants are encouraged to obtain pledges and donations which will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project. The goal is to have each participant raise $100 through pledges or donations."

    I'm not involved, but it's a worthy memorial for a worthy cause for anyone down this direction.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011
  2. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

    Jul 26, 2007
    The interwebs
    I can tell you I'd MUCH rather do something like this in a duty belt than fire gear..

  3. msu_grad_121

    msu_grad_121 BOOSH

    Sep 16, 2009
    NW Burbs
    That's what you fire guys get for all those nights spent eating chili and napping in your La-Z-Boys! :rofl:

    Just kiddin, brother.
  4. ClydeG19


    Oct 5, 2001
    I did Phoenix's Chase Tower (38 floors I think) on Sept 11, 2006 when I was in the academy. The class sergeant decided we were I had little say in the matter. ;)
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2011
  5. belowdanet3


    Aug 29, 2007
    I'm actually signed up for this. It looks like it could be "fun." Tucson PD SWAT has obtained sponsors to cover all the costs. All money raised or donated will be given directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. This event isn't timed, they just want everyone to finish. I've heard rumors of local FD's doing this in all or partial gear and something about BORTAC doing it in full kit. I'll let you all know how it goes.
  6. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

    Dec 16, 1999
    I am impressed by anyone who could do this challenge. I used to do multiple buildings every night. One was 15 floors, another 12, the third was only 6, (and a pair of 4 floor ones) I had just a hint over 8lbs gear on belt. (so I locked up 3 lbs of it I knew I would not need. If I didn't do the 15 first I often rode elevator to top and walked down twice.
    Glad to hear its not a race. I did the 6 floor as race (to top/down and you must hit every stair, no jumping landings) and by 3rd heat....

    I am very glad there are rememberances going on. Last yr we had NOTHING in my area. I set one up myself for Sunday Morning. It may be myself and my wife but there will be something.
  7. belowdanet3


    Aug 29, 2007
    The event went very well. Agencies I observed were: Tucson Police Department, Pima County SD/Regional SWAT team, Border Patrol, CBP, Tucson Airport Authority, South Tucson PD, Sahuarita PD, DEA, ICE/HSI, BATFE, Wilcox PD, Tucson FD and US Marshals. I finished in 35 minutes, 30 seconds. The overall event was well executed and there was a very good showing of first responders and general public.
  8. razdog76

    razdog76 Heavy Mettle

    Sep 26, 2007
    Whatever, with power of SCUBA you would take the elevator.:supergrin: