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9/11 'Stair Climb' event honors fallen firefighters

9/11 'Stair Climb' event honors fallen firefighters”

Each climber was given a badge, with the name and photograph of one of the fallen firefighters so they could climb, symbolically, alongside one of the fallen. Before participants took the climb, a ceremony was held to honor the 343 FDNY firefighters who were unable to finish their climb on 9/11.

To mark the occasion and remember the 412 emergency workers, including 343 firefighters lives lost, Oklahoma State University's Fire Protection Society - a student organization - hosted the second annual OSU 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday at Kerr Hall.

"For all those people to come out and remember something that was a huge impact on our country, heard 16 years ago, still remembering it, it's just fantastic to see", says Assistant Chief Rob Goplin of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department.

A special event filled the stairwells of 1 Monument Square in Portland Sunday morning, to honor the fearless firefighters who lost their lives on September 11th.

"The last known floor that a firefighter made it to that day was the 78th floor", Assistant Chief Goplin says.

He wore his fire gear and was dripping with sweat - like many others - while climbing and descending almost 4,000 stairs. "How they pushed, and they kept going for someone else. They were there for someone else".

"It just gives you a small perspective of what they had to go through". "All those firefighters never felt that pain, because they were gone, they were lost". All proceeds from the event directly benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and its important work assisting the families of fallen firefighters (through support networks, conferences, workshops, and scholarships) and reducing firefighter deaths (through educational and training programs).

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