The stair climb was chosen as a venue for two reasons: the first reason is that the FDNY firefighters on 9/11 were forced to climb the stairs to rescue and evacuate people and to reach the fire floors. The second reason is a commitment to firefighter safety through better fitness.
A moment of silence was observed moments before the stair climb started at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
After completing the climb, individual teams celebrated with a bottle of water or Gatorade on the roof.
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