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.