Firefighters climb 110 flights to commemorate Sept. 11 attacks

Paragould firefighters climb 110 flights to honor 9/11 victims

PARAGOULD, Ark. (KAIT) - Eighteen years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of New York firefighters lost their lives charging into the burning World Trade Center towers.

To honor their sacrifice, two Region 8 firefighters donned full gear Wednesday and climbed 110 flights of stairs.

Dustin Betts and Michael Harris of Paragould put on their firesuits, boots, and helmets; then climbed aboard two StairMasters at Anytime Fitness, 1725 W. Kingshighway.

They completed 110 flights to simulate the 110 floors of the WTC Twin Towers.

Just witnessed Anytime Fitness of Paragould member, Dustin Betts, and co-firefighter, Michael Harris, climb 110 stories in full gear to honor the fallen of 9/11. πŸ™πŸΌ So inspiring, guys! Thank you for your service. πŸ‘¨β€πŸš’ #neverforget

Posted by Anytime Fitness of Paragould, AR on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Firefighters in Blytheville firefighters and police officer also completed the 110 flights as well.

9/11 Never Forget πŸ’™β€οΈ Blytheville Fire Fighters and Police officers teamed up to walk the 110 floor challenge not once but 3 TIMES!! πŸš¨πŸš”πŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸš’Thank YouπŸš’πŸš“πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€βœˆοΈ #WeLoveBlytheville

Posted by Anytime Fitness Blytheville on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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