[Share]Published: September 29, 2013
Four Firefighters from the UK Run to Every FDNY Firehouse for Charity
The North Yorkshire Firefighters with FDNY Lt. Jack Kielty, who helped them along their journey, lay a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial Wall outside Engine 10/Ladder 10.
Four firefighters from the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spent a week running to every firehouse in New York City to raise money for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and pay tribute to the 343 FDNY members killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
The Fire House Run team – including Station Manager Andy Blades, Station Manager Mark Naylor, Firefighter Terence Gregg and Watch Manager Justin Rowe – started on Staten Island on Sept. 21 and ran an average of 30 miles per day to visit the FDNY’s 225 firehouses in all five boroughs.
"It was determination, that's all," Station Manager Naylor said.
The wreath of poppies laid at the Memorial Wall.
The run took seven days and ended with a visit to Engine 10/Ladder 10 on Sept. 28. The men also will participate in the Tunnel to Towers Run on Sept. 29.
So far, the group has raised more than $11,000 for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, as well as the Fire Fighters Charity and Macmillan Cancer Trust in the UK, and hopes to raise more.
To learn more or support the team visit their page on the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service website.