Local Firefighters Complete 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to Honor Firefighters who Lost Their Lives That Day

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North Montgomery County Fire Department Lieutenant Andrew Evans and Firefighter Allen Presswood in their gear, ready to participate in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.

North Montgomery County Fire Department Lieutenant Andrew Evans and North Montgomery County Fire Department Firefighter Allen Presswood participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, to honor firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

North Montgomery County Fire Department Lieutenant Andrew Evans and Firefighter Allen Presswood putting on their fire gear.
North Montgomery County Fire Department Lieutenant Andrew Evans and Firefighter Allen Presswood putting on their fire gear.

Lieutenant Evans and Firefighter Presswood did the 9/11 Stair Climb, in full firefighter gear, at Conroe High School’s Football Stadium on the afternoon of September 11.

“Today we’re honoring the 343 firemen who died on 9/11. They went all the way up 110 flights (of the World Trade Center). “We’re going to walk 55 bleachers; normally your flights are about 12 steps, and these are every bit of 30-plus, and so we just doubled it. We’re doing 55 sets of bleachers,” said Evans.

North Montgomery County Fire Department Firefighter Allen Presswood with Montgomery County Precinct 2 Constable Gene DeForest doing the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.

Evans said they were going to go to San Antonio, where they do a 9/11 Stair Climb at the Towers of America.

“Because of COVID-19, they shut it down, and made it a virtual event. I then took it upon myself to figure out the next best option, and this is the biggest set of stairs I could think of around me. We decided to come here, and knock it out and honor the firefighters,” said Evans.

North Montgomery County Fire Department Lieutenant Andrew Evans.
North Montgomery County Fire Department Lieutenant Andrew Evans finishing the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
North Montgomery County Fire Department Lieutenant Andrew Evans finishing the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.

Firefighter Allen Presswood.

Will Evans, father of Fire Lieutenant Andrew Evans, clapping after his son completed the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.

“This is my second year being a firefighter, and this will be my first time doing the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. I’ve been wanting to do it to show respect to everybody who lost their lives,” said Presswood.

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