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Old 09-08-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

I am a paid firefighter in the state of TN. Today the 4th Annual Memorial Stair Climb took place in Nashville. 343 firefighter from 63 different departments spanning 7 states were involved. We had to climb 112 flights of steps in honor of all the fallen servicemen who loss there lives on 9/11 in the World Trade Center.

This was my first year doing this climb, which is done in full gear minus your face piece, plus a hand tool or hose. This was THE hardest thing I have ever done in my life. The building was 28 stories tall with your break only coming at the top to take the elevator all the way down to start again.

My legs begin to cramp after the 3rd trip up. Half way up my legs starting cramping to the point I could barely stand. With 2.5 flights to go my legs completely locked up on me. Determine to finish, I literally crawled the rest of the way. Motivated by the cheers of my brethren and the pictures on the walls of the heroes of 9/11, I crawled my way to the finish line.

Nothing can prepare you for this level of physical and mental exhaustion. No one outside of this service will fully understand why one would put himself/herself through this grueling task. Just know as I type this letter 5+ hours later and still barely can move from cramping, I still remember. I will never forget that what I went through today is not even close to the suffering of others or their families.

Remember tomorrow. Remember September 11, 2001 from 8:46am - 10:28am
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I've had on full fire gear it's not light or cool I could only imagine how hard that was
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Thanks for your service bro. Now go get you some of those wings and a pitcher
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If I could only walk....lol
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amazing. thank you!! and never forget.
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Respect and thanks for your service. I just recently joined the junior fire department (explorer program) about 2 weeks ago.
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Thank you and too all who have served here and over seas. Youre the reason hippies can protest against you.
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that's awesome! thanks for serving bro, I've been thinking about becoming a firefighter myself!
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