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Elk Point firefighters honour those lost in 9/11

Elk Point Fire Department honoured the memory of firefighters lost in 9/11 by completing a walkathon in full gear.
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Elk Point firefighters Danielle Fedirko, Lauren Cole and Anthony Chenard made the 3.2 km trek through town in full firefighting gear in the Sept. 8 walkathon that raised funds to assist burn victims.

ELK POINT - On Sept. 11, 2001, 343 firefighters were among the 2,906 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on New York City, reportedly the greatest loss of life in any firefighting incident in the USA.

Elk Point Fire Department honoured the memory of those firefighters last Thursday, when three members walked 3.2 km in full gear, their estimate of the distance equal to the 110 floors climbed by firefighters on that horrific day. That walkathon raised a total of $1,234 to be donated to the Edmonton Firefighters’ Burn Treatment Society.

The Elk Point Fire Department is sure that those brave men and women who lost their lives in the cause of duty will always be remembered, and that their memory will continue to inspire first responders everywhere as they continue to do their lifesaving work.