9/11 tribute by local first responders
SAN DIEGO - Since the tragic day in 2001, communities around the nation have paid tribute to the men and women lost during 9/11. However, this year, with the coronavirus (COVID-19) changing the way people interact San Diego Fire Department decided that they needed a different way to acknowledge the lives lost.
On Friday, Sept. 11, the SDFD, along with San Diego police and Department of Public Safety troopers, held a small tribute to all the 9-11 fallen who lost their lives trying to save others.
8- EMT/ paramedics
60- police officers
San Diego Fire Chief Juan Soliz said that this was their first stair climb tribute at their department and they hope to make it a tradition.
In the past local firefighters would join 9/11 stair climbs in Edinburg and San Antonio, but due to COVID-19 the first responders adapted. They still wanted to honor the day and the lives taken, he said.