343 Memorial Stair Climb, area firefighters climb 110 floors in full gear; Baxter Springs, Galena, Chetopa, Granby, Seneca, Webb City, Joplin, Duenweg and Carl Junction.

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JOPLIN, Mo. (24-Hour Fitness Northpark) — Area Firefighters remember those lost 20 years ago on the morning of 9-11-01. Beginning at 0846, the moment the north tower was struck, firefighters in gear began climbing stairs to remember the 343 fallen firefighters.

Baxter Springs Auxiliary Fire organized the event: 343 MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB. Departments across the area participate in this annual event, including: Baxter Springs, Galena, Chetopa, Granby, Seneca, Webb City, Joplin, Duenweg and Carl Junction.

“Firefighters will be expected to complete 2071 steps, wearing gear, in memory of the 343 fallen firefighters of September 11, 2001.”

Baxter Springs Fire Auxiliary

TWENTYFOUR/ELITE 24HR Gym (5 locations) 

  • Northpark Mall (Northpark Lane, Joplin)
  • Near 32 & Main (Joplin)
  • Webb City 
  • Carthage 
  • Monett 
2020 MEMORIAL STAIR CLIMB, JOPLIN FIREFIGHTERS

2020 video from event.

Sponsors supported the event so Challenge Coins could be given to climbers. Also Swag Bags were presented to each climber upon the completion of each round.

SPONSORS 2021 INCLUDED:

  • Motis Fire & Rescue
  • Symbol Arts
  • Kansas Crossing Casino
  • TWENTYFOUR/ELITE 24HR Gym/ Northpark
  • Sparklight 
  • Riggs Chiropractic
  • Alford Towing
  • Farm Bureau of Baxter Springs
  • Modern Jewelry 
  • Knotted Creations by Jordan
  • Stache Salt
  • Life Aid
  • AWOGS
  • Josh and Gina Harvey
  • Fire Bell Club of New York
  • 66 Fitness – Baxter Springs
  • Five Star Nutrition 

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