Cherokee firefighters who participated in the climb were Sgt. Alec Adams, firefighter Frank Madonna, Lt. Ric Mitchell and Lt. Gerald Richmond. Children were Bauer Adams, Maverick Madonna, Joseph and Mallory Richmond. Credit: Cherokee County Fire.
Four Cherokee County firefighters scaled over 100 flights of stairs to honor their fellow firefighters who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks.
The four firefighters — Sgt. Alec Adams, firefighter Frank Madonna, Lt. Ric Mitchell and Lt. Gerald Richmond — participated in the third annual Terry Farrell 9/11 Memorial Climb, which was held on Sept. 8 at the Riverwood Building on Cobb Parkway.
Children of the firefighters who also participated include Bauer Adams, Maverick Madonna, Joseph Richmond and Mallory Richmond.
Those participants had to climb 110 flights of stairs to honor the 343 fallen firefighters who perished on Sept. 11 in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
According to Sgt. Adams, each climber carried the photograph and name of one of the firefighters who died during the attacks.
The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund was established in memory of Terry Farrell, a member of the New York Fire Department and Chief of the Dix Hills Volunteer Fire Department who was killed in the terrorist attacks.
The fund assists firefighters and their families with educational, medical and equipment needs.
Since its inception, over $18,000 in donations has been doled out to Georgia firefighters and over $100,000 has been donated for surplus equipment to fire departments across the state.
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