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More than 130 firefighters climb 110 stories to honor first responders who died on 9/11

Posted at 12:33 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 05:47:59-04

More than 130 firefighters and other first responders climbed 110 stories to honor first responders who died on September 11, 2001. 

They came together at First Place Tower in downtown Tulsa. There were firefighters from Tulsa, Bixby, Sapulpa, Oklahoma City and even one from Colorado.

The fire personnel each climbed the stairs wearing their full gear, including an air pack, boots and pants, weighing about 75 pounds. They did it three times, which would be the height of the World Trade Center.

While it wasn't an easy task, they said it was all worth it.

"These guys lay their life down. That's what we all think about. That's why we're here, we push ourselves in situations where you know it's not looking good, but the greater good is to help fellow man," says a firefighter from the Tulsa Fire Department.

Fourteen states have stair climbs on September 11 to honor first responders. 

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