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9/11 tribute by local first responders

Staff Writer
Alice Echo News Journal
Alice Echo News Journal

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

343- firefighters

2997- civilian

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.

Alice Echo News Journal