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Los Alamos County Firefighters Remember 9/11

on September 15, 2019 - 10:15am

Los Alamos County firefighters set out on a track Saturday on Pajarito Mountain to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil. They are carrying a 26-pound air pack in full dress on the one mile trek with a 1,000 foot rise in elevation to mimic the stairs the firefighters experienced on that tragic day rushing to rescue people in the World Trade Center in New York City. Members of the public joined firefighters in the somber event. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos Firefighters and members of the public on the climb Saturday at the ski hill. Photo by John McHale/

The Firefighters unrolled the participation hose for those who took part in the event to sign. The participation hose is a tradition started in 2015. Photo by John McHale/

Fire Capt. Gerard Coriz signs the participation hose. Photo by John McHale/

Participants gathered on the deck of the ski hill at the start of the trek Saturday. The 26-pound air packs are lined up waiting for the firefighters. Photo by John McHale/