2015 Austin Firefighters Association 9/11 Events Schedule
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7:30 a.m.: Annual memorial service to remember those firefighters who lost their lives on September 11. Buford Fire Tower on Lady Bird Lake,
Location: Cesar Chavez and Congress.
Association will hold their annual memorial to remember all who fell on
September 11, 2001. This ceremony also incorporates a remembrance of
Austin Firefighters, active and retired, who have passed away in the last
year. The event will take place at Buford Tower.
The ceremony will include the Austin Firefighter Honor Guard, Emergency
Services Pipes and Drums Association and AFD Quint 1.
09:30 a.m.: AFD 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. Austin firefighters will climb the Pleasant Valley Drill Tower in full turnout gear, an air pack, and a hose bundle. Firefighters will make the number of up and down flights which equals roughly the height of the World Trade Center. The climb is done in complete silence and it takes about an hour.
(Firefighters from Austin and surrounding areas have been participating in this Memorial Stair Climb every year since that tragic day in the fire service 10 years ago. The first climb actually took place the day after the tragedy at the AFD William Roberts Training Academy during the training of Cadet Class #106.)
Location: 517 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
12:00 p.m. : Bagpipes and Drums. Hosted by the Texas Capitol.
Emergency Service Pipes and Drums Association (ESPADA) will play in the Texas State Capitol Rotunda.
Location: State Capitol Rotunda