TULSA — According to TulsaFirefighters.org , the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 176, which represents Tulsa Firefighters, is sponsoring, participating in the third annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
Over 200 firefighters, wearing 70 pounds of gear, will be participating in the climb on Wednesday, September, 11.
The climb honors all 412 first responders whose lives were lost during the terrorist attacks.
Firefighters and first responders will climb 110 stories, the height of the fallen World Trade Center Towers.
The climb will take place at the First Place Tower, located at 15 East Fifth Street, and will start at 8:47 a.m., which was the time of the attack.
“Our brotherhood stretches beyond state lines, making it important to us to honor our brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11 in New York City,” IAFF Local 176 member and Tulsa Fire Department Captain Joey Marshall said. “It's our job as firefighters to ensure their acts of courage, and strength are never forgotten and remembered for future generations.”
Firefighters from all over, including those from Tulsa to Washington state, will take part in the climb.
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