North Platte firefighters climb 110 flights of stairs in 9/11 tribute to the fallen

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP-TV Firefighters with the North Platte Fire Department climbed 110 flights of stairs in full gear on a stair stepper at Anytime Fitness to honor the fallen heroes of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Local firefighters climb 110 flights of stairs on a stair stepper at Anytime Fitness to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. (Source: Beatriz Reyna/KNOP-TV)

The event is just one of thousands that took place across the country to remember those who never made it back down New York City's twin towers.

About a dozen firefighters, including a firefighter from Sutherland's Volunteer Fire Department, participated.

North Platte firefighter and emergency medical technician Justin Thompson organized the event. He says hopes to make it a community wide event next year.