Potter fire fighters climb 110 flights of stairs in remembrance of 9/11

SIDNEY - The Potter Volunteer Fire Department and Encompass Fitness paid tribute to the 2,977 people who were killed during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Fire fighters, including Ed Revord, BJ Juelfs and Kevin Frei dressed in full fire fighting gear, walked 110 flights of stair at Weymouth Field in Sidney on Saturday morning. The 110 stair climb represents how many flights of stairs there were in the World Trade Centers in New York City.

"20 years later, we honor those who sacrificed their lives, for those who served, to those who gave aid, and to those who showed outstanding courage," the fire department said in a statement. "We will never forget."

2,753 people were killed at the World Trade Center, 184 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and 40 passengers and crew in Shanksville, Pennsylvania in what is considered the deadliest terror attack in history. 

343 New York City firefighters, 23 NYPD officers and 37 Port Authority officers lost their lives, and over 6,000 people were injured.   

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