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Front Range firefighters climb 2,744 steps in honor of fallen on 9/11

Front Range firefighters climb the Manitou Incline in full bunker gear in Manitou Springs on Sept. 11, 2020.

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – A member from the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado fire department kneels on the steps of the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs during the 9-11 Remembrance Climb, Sept. 11, 2020. For the past five years, the Front Range firefighters have worn full bunker gear while climbing 2,744 stairs to honor the 343 firefighters lost 19 years prior in the World Trade Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

Front Range firefighters climb the Manitou Incline in full bunker gear in Manitou Springs on Sept. 11, 2020.

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – The lookout over the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs on Sept. 11, 2020. The incline gains nearly 2,000 feet in elevation in under than a mile with 2,744 steps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

Two Front Range firefighters embrace after they completed the Manitou Incline on Sept. 11, 2020.

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – Two Front Range firefighters embrace after they completed the Manitou Incline on Sept. 11, 2020. For the past five years, the Front Range firefighters wear full bunker gear while climbing 2,744 stairs to honor the 343 firefighters lost 19 years prior in the World Trade Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

Front Range firefighters climb the Manitou Incline in full bunker gear in Manitou Springs on Sept. 11, 2020.

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – Front Range firefighters climb the Manitou Incline in full bunker gear in Manitou Springs on Sept. 11, 2020. The firefighters simulated the 110 flights with 2,744 steps, to honor the 343 firefighters lost 19 years prior when terrorists hijacked two planes that flew into the World Trade Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

Front Range firefighters climb the Manitou Incline in full bunker gear in Manitou Springs on Sept. 11, 2020.

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – Front Range firefighters climb the Manitou Incline in full bunker gear in Manitou Springs on Sept. 11, 2020. The firefighters simulated the 110 flights with 2,744 steps, to honor the 343 firefighters lost 19 years prior when terrorists hijacked two planes over the skies of New York. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

Front Range firefighters climb the Manitou Incline in full bunker gear in Manitou Springs on Sept. 11, 2020.

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – Front Range firefighters climb the Manitou Incline in full bunker gear in Manitou Springs on Sept. 11, 2020. The firefighters simulated the 110 flights with 2,744 steps, to honor the 343 firefighters lost 19 years prior when terrorists hijacked two planes over the skies in New York that flew in the World Trade Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. -- MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – A member from the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado fire department kneels on the steps of the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs during the 9-11 Remembrance Climb, Sept. 11, 2020. For the past five years, the Front Range firefighters have worn full bunker gear while climbing 2,744 stairs to honor the 343 firefighters lost 19 years prior in the World Trade Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow)
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