Heroes | VailDaily.com


Vail and Eagle River firefighters were among the hundreds of firefighters who participated in the Denver 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Century Link Building in downtown Denver on Sept. 11. Firefighters climbed the 55-story building twice in full turnout gear, carrying a piece of equipment used for high-rise fires. The primary purpose of the Memorial Stair Climb, which began in 2005, is to remember the 343 New York City firefighters who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. In addition, those firefighter's who participated in this event demonstrated their commitment to the physical and mental preparation necessary to protect others from harm.

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