EL PASO – Hundreds of those killed at the Word Trade Center were firefighters who rushed into the burning towers to try and save people trapped inside. Sunday morning some of our local first responders honored their bravery.
Police officers and firefighters climbed 110 stories in the Wells Fargo Bank building Downtown, that's the same number of floors that were in the WTC towers.
The Wells Fargo building is only 22 stories tall, so firefighters had to climb it about five times. It was a reminder of what NYC firefighters went through on 9/11.
"You think about what these firefighters had to go though, not only the pains to get to the people that they rescued, but then they lost their lives in that process," said Andrew Bencomo, a firefighter from Las Cruces.
More than 300 firefighters lost their lives at the World Trade Center 10 years ago. Most were still making their way up the stairs to rescue people trapped in the towers.