Step up for Heroes stair climb held at Howard Wood

Sioux Falls, SD (KSFY) Despite the heat Saturday, hundreds of people came to honor the sacrifice firefighters make with the Step Up for Heroes stair climb.

Local first responders and other community participants climbed 110 flights of stairs, honoring the firefighters who climbed that same number of stairs in the twin towers on 9/11.

“It’s hard to think it’s been 17 years since is happened and now we are still remembering, which is a great deal we are don't forget our fellow brothers and sisters that died that day," Steven Oberle with the Tea Fire Department said.

Along with honoring the fallen, Step Up for Heroes also helps raise funds for the Sioux Falls Firefighters Association.