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5th CES firefighters host 9/11 memorial climb

Firefighters with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted a 9/11 memorial climb in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs representing each floor of the twin towers.

Firefighters with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron climb stairs at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 11, 2017. The memorial climb paid tribute to the 343 firefighters who lost their lives, and honored the first responders and bystanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Firefighters with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted a 9/11 memorial climb in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs representing each floor of the twin towers.

Firefighters with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron prepare for a 9/11 memorial climb at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 11, 2017. Firefighters climbed the stairs in honor of their fallen comrades and the victims who died on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Firefighters with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted a 9/11 memorial climb in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs representing each floor of the twin towers.

Firefighters with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron climb stairs at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 11, 2017. The fire department climbed 110 flights of stairs to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, which included 343 firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Firefighters with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted a 9/11 memorial climb in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs representing each floor of the twin towers.

Senior Airman Kyle Sayers, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, carries a fire hose at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 11, 2017. During the climb, firemen wore protective equipment and carried fire hoses to represent the 343 firemen who sacrificed their lives to save others on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Firefighters with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted a 9/11 memorial climb in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs representing each floor of the twin towers.

Firemen with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron climb flights of stairs at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 11, 2017. The fire department held a memorial to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice responding to the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Firefighters with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted a 9/11 memorial climb in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs representing each floor of the twin towers.

A firefighter with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron carries his helmet during a 9/11 memorial climb at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 11, 2017. The firefighters climbed 110 flights to symbolize the stories that were in the twin towers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Firefighters with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted a 9/11 memorial climb in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs representing each floor of the twin towers.

A firefighter with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron enters a fire training building at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 11, 2017. The firefighters climbed the equivalent of 110 stories in memory of the 343 firefighters that gave the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

Firefighters with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted a 9/11 memorial climb in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11. The firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs representing each floor of the twin towers.

Firefighters with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron catch their breath after climbing 110 flights of stairs at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 11, 2017. The firefighters did 36 laps up the stairs and ended their 9/11 tribute at the top of the building to honor those who could not make it back down. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry)

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