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GREEN BAY (WITI) -- Three women, all volunteer firefighters with the Port Washington Fire Department on Sunday, July 14th participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Green Bay at Lambeau Field.

The first ever Pierce 100th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb was held inside the bowl Sunday -- paying tribute to the 343 firefighters who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.

Colorado firefighters Scott Eckels and Shawn Duncan started the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb back in 2005, and now, climbs take place across the country and world.

Each participant is given a picture ID of one of the 343 firefighters who was killed. Once they reached the fourth lap, participants rang a bell in honor of the fallen firefighter they were honoring.

Sheila Rotta, Jill Polgar (firefighers) and Jenny Edminster (firefighter in training) climbed the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs to honor the firefighters who died on 9/11.

The climb is a fundraiser for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which has had its resources taxed lately -- especially after the Arizona wildfires killed 19 firefighters.

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