Elkins firefighter participates in 9/11 memorial stair climb


Anytime Fitness of Elkins, Buckhannon, and Summersville began the week by hosting a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event.  

Throughout the week community members can stair climb at each location to commemorate the 343 FDNY Firefighters that lost their lives on 9/11.  One local firefighter says he was nine when the towers went down and the stair climbing gave him a connection to the day.

“Remembering that day—I don’t remember a whole lot, but going that day, to the stair claim, gave it a whole new meaning,” said Elkins Fire Department Firefighter Owen Poe.

Funds raised during the week-long climb will go to the National Fallen Firefighters Association.  The association supports families whose loved ones have died in the line of duty.

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