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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Sunday morning many fire service personnel took the time to honor the fallen firefighters from the tragedies on Sept. 11, 2001.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation hosted the 9-11 Memorial Climb is also known as the Climb for the Fallen. The climbs took place in six cities across the U.S.

Each 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a race, but rather a time to remember and pay tribute to the 343 New York fire members who gave their lives so that others might live.

Last year the Tucson 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb was a huge success and raised $4,500 for NFFF, according to a news release.

The first of these events was held in 2005 when five Colorado firefighters met at a downtown Denver high-rise to climb 110 flights of stairs in memory of their FDNY brothers who were killed in the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Each firefighter who participated in today's events carried the photograph of a firefighter lost on 9/11 as they made the climb. All the money raised today goes directly to NFFF to benefit the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

For more information be sure to tune into the 5:30 p.m. Sunday newscast on KOLD.

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