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Butte College Firefighter Academy remember 9/11

40 cadets of the Butte College Firefighting Academy gathered for a 9/11 Memorial Tribute.

Posted: Sep 11, 2019 12:57 PM
Updated: Sep 11, 2019 3:47 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - 40 cadets of the Butte College Firefighting Academy gathered for a 9/11 Memorial Tribute.

Butte College Firefighting Academy cadets learned the story of a firefighter who died on Sept. 11, they then shared the story of the firefighter they learned about at the memorial.

They each wore a picture of the firefighter they learned about on their helmets, as they climbed the four-story training tower 28 times representing the 110 floors of the twin towers.

Action News Now Johan Castellanos spoke with a cadet, Marissa Brake, whose father died, Andrew Brake, responding to the Carr Fire.

"My dad was a firefighter, we lost him last year, he was working as a heavy equipment mechanic for CAL FIRE," Brake said. "He passed away in a single-vehicle accident. This is what I'm doing for myself and for him."

After the tower climb, there was a 'Last Alarm' bell-ringing ceremony to remember the sacrifice of New York City Firefighters who died on September 11, 2001.

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