Tag: Mike DeBell

September 11: Sitka Remembers

Sitka firefighters Austin Ralls and Rachel Sorokin escort cadets from the Alaska Public Safety Training Academy on a march over the O'Connell Bridge, in honor of the first responders who gave their lives on September 11, 2001. In all, about 70 people participated in the event. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey) Read More

Climbing 2200 steps in memory of fallen firefighters

The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb commemorates the lives of the 343 firefighters lost in the twin towers on September 11th. Participants take a symbolic walk once a year in the shoes of the fallen, climbing 110 stories. Although Sitka’s tallest building is only seven stories high, the local fire department has found a way to bring this emerging tradition home. Read More

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