By: Chelsi McReynolds

With the approach of the 16th anniversary of 9/11, people are beginning to wonder what they can do to help the families affected on that day. As the former President of the United States, Barack Obama said, “Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.” With that in mind, local firefighters are participating in a fundraiser. Branson Fawcett, one of the Captains for the Fire Department, was interviewed. Fawcett stated that a group of local firefighters decided it would be respectful to the fallen firefighters from 9/11 to participate in fundraising. The group will go to Wichita on September 9th to participate in the Wichita 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. The firefighters participating will climb 110 stories in full gear, carrying a name with them of a firefighter who passed away on 9/11. Fawcett was asked why he wanted to do this fundraiser. His response was...