Local first responders honored the New York City firefighters who died in the September 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center by walking in their footsteps.
The Gold’s Gym in Linglestown opened its stair mills so firefighters and police officers could climb the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs in gear that weighs up to 60 pounds.
“We ended up getting here and they were like, OK, put on your gear and your air tanks, and I was like, OK,” Dylan Landuyt of Progress Fire Company said. “It didn’t hold me back. I wanted to make sure I got his done.”
“They climbed 110 flights in full gear and sacrificed to save people, so we come out to do this to remember them,” Dakota Luse said.
Money raised by the 9/11 Stair Climb goes directly to Tuesday’s Children, a charity that helps the families of first responders who were affected by the attacks.