LAKE JACKSON — Three hundred and forty-three firefighters, 60 law enforcement officers, eight private EMTs and paramedics, three New York State court officers and one New York Fire patrolman. The list of 412 first responders killed in the Sept. 11 attacks powered four local firefighters as they climbed, in full firefighting gear, the 110 floors that made up the World Trade Center buildings on the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

“I have never done a climb before,” Angleton firefighter Ethan Gambino said. “My brother just joined the fire department with me, and he had never done a climb before, so we wanted to do this together.”

Teresa Dowling is the news editor for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0154.

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