Photos: Brave first-responders pull off memorial stair climb despite bomb threat

climb2Despite the best efforts of a Florida man intent on planting a bomb at the event, the Kansas City 911 Stair Climb went off as planned Sunday morning.

Joshua Ryne Goldberg, of Orange Park, Florida, was arrested for allegedly trying to place a bomb at the event. But firefighters and first responders from all across the country were not to be deterred as they climbed 110 stories in full gear in honor of the members of the New York Fire Department who perished during the 9/11 attacks, according to WDAF-TV. Those who participated attached photos of the NYPD firemen to their uniforms or oxygen tanks.

And the terrorist threat only added to their resolve.

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“We are never forgetting and we are showing that,” Dave Bova told WDAF-TV. “We don’t back down. We are going to hold this event for as long as we can and we are going to climb for the 343 every year.”

Goldberg had allegedly instructed an informant on how to make a bomb out of a pressure cooker, stating that it should be filled with nails and other metal items dipped in rat poison.

Photos of the brave men and women who took part in the memorial climb made their way to social media proving that, even though security was ramped up, just as on 9/11, terrorism failed to dampen the American spirit.

Here’s a sampling from Twitter:


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