FW CERT has been asked to be a part of Tunnel to Towers again this year. Tunnel to Towers is a 5k run & walk event that is held throughout the nation. It lets you follow in the footsteps of New York Firefighter Stephen Siller. Stephen had just left work when he got word that a plane hit the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.
Stephen drove his truck to the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it had already been closed for security purposes. Determined to carry out his duty, he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back and raced on foot through the tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave up his life while saving others.
Tunnel to Towers is a nonprofit that supports the families of fallen firefighters and police officers. When FWPD Corporal Hull was killed in the line of duty, Tunnel to Towers paid the mortgage off for his wife and two daughters so they could keep their house and not have to move. I really believe in this organization and would like to have at least 10-20 CERT volunteers there to help.