Firefighting and Criminal Justice Students Climb 110 Flights of Stairs to Honor 9/11 Heroes

Students at JATC South climb a flight of stairsIt was an emotional and physically challenging morning as Firefighting and Criminal Justice students at the Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers (JATC South Campus) set out to honor and never forget the lives lost on 9/11.

Together with Unified Firefighters, students completed 440 repetitions like pushups and sit-ups to remember the 440 first responders who died trying to save others on 9/11. They also climbed 110 flights of stairs, the same number of flights first responders climbed before the World Trade Center collapsed. In addition, students completed a 1.25 mile run, out of respect for those impacted by the 9/11 tragedy.

The event ended with bagpipes followed by a moment of silence.

It was a way for students, training to become future firefighters, EMT’s and police, to truly understand and commemorate the many sacrifices made by first responders on 9/11 two decades ago.