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Tunnel To Towers 5K

On September 11, 2001, Firefighter Stephen Siller had just finished his shift. On his way home, he got word over his scanner of a plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center. He returned to the firehouse to get his gear upon hearing the news. Stephen then drove 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.

The PFA has formed a team to participate in the 2023 Tunnels To Towers 5K in NYC again. This year will be the third consecutive of our members participating in the event hosted by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a foundation created in honor of Firefighter Steven Siller. This non-profit honors and asissts our military and first responders who sacrifice life and limb for our country.

The event symbolizes Stephen Siller’s final footsteps from the foot of the Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. It pays homage to the 343 FDNY firefighters, law enforcement officers, and thousands of civilians who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Starting in Brooklyn, the course ends at the World Trade Center, where a post-event concert and festival welcome participants.

We welcome anyone to help us in our fundraising efforts by donating to our team, and we encourage any active or retired members of the Paterson Fire Department to join our team and participate. You can do either at our team page: .



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