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AFD honors lives lost on Sept. 11 anniversary

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

Firefighters and first responders donning air packs, helmets and boots, took part in the 10th annual Firefighter Step Mill Challenge this morning, honoring the men and women who lost their lives saving others in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The fundraiser, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., featured two, distanced stepmills outside the entrance of The Alaska Club for Women. Participants took turns climbing as many stairs as possible in 11 minutes.

Anchorage firefighter Luke Duffy was the day’s highest floor count with 98 floors.

AFD's Blayde Briske holds on to the stepmill's handle bars as he nears the 11-minute mark during the Annual Firefighter Step Mill Challenge outside The Alaska Club for Women on Sept. 11, 2020. Firefighters and first responders took turns climbing as many flights of stairs as possible in 11 minutes in honor of the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Emily Mesner / ADN)
James Johnstone, left, Emily Thompson, center, and Noel Fisher, right, talk while Thompson rests on the stepmill after climbing 71 floors in 11 minutes in honor of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Emily Mesner / ADN)
AFD Chaplain Diane Peterson films and cheers on Chaplain Randell Jones as he climbs flights of stairs on a stepmill outside The Alaska Club for Women. (Emily Mesner / ADN)
Emily Thompson nears the 11-minute mark of the Annual Firefighter Step Mill Challenge outside The Alaska Club for Women on Sept. 11, 2020. (Emily Mesner / ADN)


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