Humboldt Bay Fire release:
On this 22nd Anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, we reflect on the first responders, victims, and the families of those whose lives were lost. 8 EMS personnel, 60 police officers, 343 firefighters, 1 fire patrolman, and 2997 civilians died when the two towers fell in New York City. It was a devastating loss to our country and our first responder family, a loss that has continued with over 800 more dying and over 33,000 affected by health impacts incurred during the search & rescue operations. We will always remember the sacrifices made and the tragic loss of life. We will always remember those who continue to battle with the trauma and latent physical effects of those events. We will always remember that day and the impact made on the United States of America.
In honor of the victims and fallen heroes of 9/11, Fire Chief Robertson, Battalion Chief Citro and the crew of Truck 8181 simulated hiking 110 stories by doing 1100 step ups honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on this day, 22 years ago.
Humboldt Bay Fire invites everyone to visit the Fallen Firefighter Memorial at Clark Plaza in Eureka in order to “remember, honor, and pay tribute to those lost on 9-11.
We will never forget.