Firefighters come together to remember victims of 9/11, raise money for Oklahoma charity

OKLAHOMA CITY-- Saturday marked the fifth year of hundreds of firefighters coming together at The Chase Bank building to commemorate the victims, including 343 firefighters, who lost their lives in the terror attacks of September 11th.

They climb 110 flights of stairs in full gear, carrying I.D. tags bearing the name of a fallen member of the New York Fire Department.

This year 443 firefights from five different states came together to complete the climb.

It takes them roughly an hour to an hour and a half to complete the physically and emotionally rigorous climb.

Usually only firefighters complete the climb, but this year KFOR's own Emily Sutton and Ashley Kringen suited up to participate.

"Personally, it gives me perspective of what my husband and other firefighters go through on a daily basis," Emily said.

Money raised from the climb goes to the Oklahoma Firefighters Foundation, an organization that helps local burn victims.