Fayette County

Lexington fire department hosts 9/11 memorial stair-climb fundraiser

The Lexington Fire Department Fraternal Order of Firefighters is holding a stair climb Saturday to honor first responders killed in the line of duty during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Participants will receive a name of a fallen firefighter, complete the stair climb and ring a bell in remembrance of the firefighter as they finish.

The stair climb is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Kentucky Kirwan and Blanding Towers, 769 Woodland Avenue.

Registration for the climb is $25. Proceeds will support several Fraternal Order of Firefighters programs, including the firefighter toy program and maintenance of the Lexington Fallen Firefighter Memorial. Participants can register online at http://bit.ly/1FCJYPj.