Saturday morning, September 7, 2013, Huntersville Fire had a team of 11 firefighters climb stairs at the Duke Energy Center in downtown Charlotte. Participants consisted of 343 firefighters, 60 law enforcement personnel, and 10 EMS personnel. The makeup and numbers of climbers represents the first responders lost during the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks. Public safety participants will climb a total of 110 floors, the number equal to the height of each Twin Tower.
Officials complete the stair climb as a tribute to the fallen men and women who perished that day; while climbing the World Trade Center Towers making rescues along the way.