Simon Pickney

Decherd firefighter Simon Pickney was among firefighters from across the state who participated in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s annual 9/11 memorial stair climb held at the Snodgrass Tower by the Capitol in Downtown Nashville on Sunday, which marked 21 years since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Firefighters climbed 2,200 steps Sunday, the equivalent to 110 flights of stairs, the route taken by 343 fallen New York firefighters and paramedics at the World Trade Center during the events of 9/11. Firefighters who climbed carried a photograph in remembrance of one of the fallen firefighters. Pickney carried the badge of Anthony M. Jovic, lieutenant, ladder 34.