LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2012) -
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Firefighters from New York City and beyond are in London this weekend for a race to honour colleagues who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
"Tunnel to Towers" events, paying tribute to dead rescue heroes and others who died on 9/11 are now a fixture in New York. But on Sunday (OCT 21) firefighters from New York, London and beyond will leave from Brunel Road, by the Rotherhithe Tunnel at 10am for the first ever Tunnel to Towers event in London.
Steve James, London FBU Official and race director said "US firefighters will be handing over a shard from the Twin Towers as a symbol of re-growth and freedom, along with the starting banner from the original New York race.
"This Sunday, even in the face of the looming cuts, London and Emergency Services personnel from across the country will pay tribute to the 3000 who died in the 9/11 attacks."
Earlier this week a leaked document revealed 17 London fire stations could face closure under Mayor Boris Johnson's plans to save £65M over two years from London Fire Brigade's budget.
Running is not the only attraction on offer on Sunday. Says Steve, "We also have the Gloucestershire fire and rescue service hovercraft flying through the tunnel and the Hertfordshire fire service horses riding through - the first time for many years horses will ride through the tunnel designed for them."