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Fairbanks community holds Great Alaska 9/11 Stair Climb

Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 5:54 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - To commemorate the events of 9/11 on Saturday, various community organizations are holding the Great Alaska 9/11 Stair Climb at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the tragic event, local law enforcement, firefighters and members of the public will climb many flights of stairs.

The number of stairs climbed carries special significance for the day.

According to Roger Stevener, Chief of the Airport Police and Fire Department, “Organizations climb the equivalent of 110 flights of steps. It turns out to be 1,980 individual steps. We collect proceeds and donations that will go to benefit the survivors of firefighters, police officers and EMTs killed in the line of duty.”

Those interested in participating can register online here.

In-person, same-day registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, and the climb will begin between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.

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