Fresno firefighters take part in burpee challenge to honor firefighters killed in 9/11 attack

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The challenge-- doing 343 burpees in a row to honor the firefighters lost in the 9/11 attacks. (KFSN)

Sixteen years ago the nation made a promise to never forget. September 11th, 2001 a terrorist attack on American soil took the lives of almost 3,000 people-- 343 of them were firefighters.

Monday morning at Station 3 in Fresno first responders took part in what is called the burpee challenge. The challenge-- doing 343 burpees in a row to honor the firefighters lost in the 9/11 attacks.

This is the 16th year the department is hosting this challenge and the event will kick off at 8:46 when the first tower was hit. They will start with a moment of silence and at 9:03 a.m. the challenge will start. That time is when the second tower was hit.

Proceeds from Monday's event will benefit the Fallen Firefighters Association.

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