IDEX Fire & Safety Businesses, Warren Rupp Honor 9/11 Through Community Activism

Company News

September 16, 2021

Team members at Akron Brass, Hale, and Warren Rupp last week recognized the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by supporting first responders in their community and honoring fallen firefighters through community events and memorial services.

In Wooster, Ohio, colleagues at Akron Brass hosted an annual memorial service on Friday and streamed it live online for firefighters and first responders to view on “The Jump seat”. Watch a recording of the service here.

Continuing a tradition, IDEX Fire & Safety team members also participated in an Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Columbus, Ohio. Each person pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter, police officer, or EMS by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center, carrying flags, oxygen tanks, hoses, and other equipment. Members also participated in the 2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in Medina, Ohio.

Nearby in Mansfield, Ohio, Kelly Manley and Myles Wimer of Warren Rupp volunteered over the weekend, traveling to Washington DC and assisting veterans throughout their tour of the nation’s capital. 

And in Ocala, Florida, five members of the Hale senior leadership team volunteered at a local water tent to load delivery vehicles with bottles of water. The team also received donations from fellow colleagues and delivered 10 Hale gift buckets to local fire departments. 

Hale team members assists with packing water at Fire Departments in Ocala, Florida. (Pictured above: Dennis Blackshire, Operations Director, and Dawn Wallner-Czechowski, Sr. Manager, Customer Care)
Gift Buckets given to to local fire departments in Florida.
Hale team members walking together after completing a volunteer event in Ocala, Florida. (Pictured from left to right: Mike Burgger, Director, Supply Chain, Keith Allen, Finance Manager, Kris Farris, Site Leader.)
A small group of IDEX Fire & Safety team members take a photo at the 2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk in Medina, Ohio.
Group photo of IDEX Fire & Safety participants after completing the Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Columbus, Ohio.
Myles Wimer helps guide and assist a Veteran during a tour in Washington D.C.
Group photo of team members who supported Veterans during a visit to Washington D.C.