Emergency responders climb 110 stories for lives lost on 9/11

POSTED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:38pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 3:38pm

BRYAN -- Local firefighters took time to remember those who never made it out of the World Trade Center buildings by climbing 110 stories, the equivalent of what emergency responders attempted to do as they tried to save lives while losing their own.

Dressed in full gear these firefighters look like they're ready to battle a blaze but there's no fire in sight.

Instead they're climbing 110 stories that symbolize the Twin Towers.

"We're doing the September 11th Memorial Stair Climb," said Bryan firefighter, Wilson Cadell. 

Firefighters and police are climbing these stairs for a purpose as they remember those lives lost in the World Trade Center 11 years ago today.

"It's very important to us, it may not seem like it to everyone else but we just kind of feel like we can do something," said Jordan Gallagher. "And this is what we can do to honor them." 

Each emergency responder was given a card with the name and photo of someone who never made it out, making the climb emotional.

"You know, they died trying to save people and that's what we do here," said Vincent Amore. "Maybe not on that large of a scale but this is a brotherhood so we do it for them."

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