Sept. 11 memorial events in Anchorage include firefighter step fundraiser

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: September 11, 2018
  • Published September 11, 2018

Anchorage Fire Fighters Pipes & Drums Band perform at a ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at the Alaska Fallen Firefighters Memorial in remembrance of Alaska firefighters and emergency responders who have died in the line of duty. (Bill Roth / Alaska Dispatch News)

Alaska Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Join Alaska firefighter associations to honor firefighters and emergency responders who've died in the line of duty on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The service will include a bell ceremony to "ring home" firefighters who have died in service of Alaska. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Fifth Avenue and A Street in downtown Anchorage.

'Step Up to 9-11' challenge

In this eighth annual Firefighter Step Mill challenge, Alaska firefighters and community members will climb as many flights of stairs as possible in 11 minutes dressed in the full gear of a firefighter. Community members can donate to the cause or learn more by placing money in the boot at Alaska Club West. This challenge recognizes the firefighters lost at the World Trade Center in 2001. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Alaska Club West, 1400 W. Northern Lights Blvd. (