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Local firefighters climb for those who can't

WICHITA, Kan. - Burdened by grief and almost 100 pounds of gear, Kansas firefighters make a climb for those who can't.

Hundreds of firefighters from across Kansas took part in the Wichita 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday. The annual event honors the 343 firefighters who died while saving lives after the September 11th attacks.

Five firefighters from Pittsburg took part:
Thomas Vacca – Fire Marshal 
Bryan Main – Battalion Chief 
Matt Stringer -  Lieutenant 
Clayton Bammer – Driver Operator 
Chase Price – Firefighter 

The Stair Climb took place at the Epic Center in Wichita, Kansas. Firefighters climbed the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center in full firefighter gear.

Learn more about the climb: https://www.wichitastairclimb.com/
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