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Community joins firefighters in climbing 94 and more in honor of 9/11

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After the sun rose Saturday morning but before it began beating down, a mix of 30 or so firefighters, men, women and children gathered around the bleachers at Thunder Basin High School.

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Firefighters and community members tackle 94 flights of stairs together during the Climb 94 event on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at Thunder Basin High School.

Dressed in full firefighting suits, complete with helmets and boots, the Campbell County firefighters wore nearly 80 pounds of clothing and equipment in preparation of simulating the climb that first responders made in the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.

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Firefighter Ashlie Lopez prepares to climb 94 flights of stairs at Thunder Basin High School early in the morning on Saturday.

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Campbell County Fire Department firefighters carry equipment weighing upwards of 80 pounds with them as they scale the bleachers at Thunder Basin High School Saturday morning during the Climb 94 event.

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Community supporters and firefighters with the Campbell County Fire Department participate in the Climb 94 event at Thunder Basin High School on the morning of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Saturday.

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Firefighter Jeff Botelho takes a moment to catch his breath after climbing numerous flights of stairs during the Climb 94 event at Thunder Basin High School.

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Campbell County Fire Department firefighter Dan Bane carries daughter, Ellioah, 7, as he climbs flights of stairs during the Climb 94 event at Thunder Basin High School Saturday morning on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

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