On September 11th, 2012, three Humboldt Bay Firefighters participated in the “9/11 Memorial Stair Climb” in Sacramento, CA. Engineer John Goodman, Engineer Mike Landry, and Firefighter Matt Dennis volunteered their time to make the trip and honor their fallen brothers and sisters.
The event memorializes the 343 FDNY Firefighters killed in the line of duty during the World Trade Center Tragedy. Participation was limited to the first 343 sworn firefighters from around the state, each with the name of one of the fallen 343 on the back of their turnout jacket over their own name. The participants, in full fire gear, climbed the stairs equivalent to a 110-floor building to the roof, and placed the name of their fallen comrade on the WTC memorial on the roof. All proceeds raised for the event are donated to the FDNY Widows and Orphans fund.“Firefighters do their job everyday with the risk of making the ultimate sacrifice,” said Engineer Goodman. “These people made that sacrifice without hesitation. We, as a nation, must never forget their actions or any of the Americans lost that day.”