PHOTO - When Robin Malone saw him climbing step after step at Rhodes Fitness Monday, she knew she had to tell someone.
One by one, Gulfport firefighter Collin Stuart climbed stairs on the exercise machine until he reached the equivalent of 110 floors — and he wore his firefighter uniform for the entire duration.
Stuart, who has been with the Gulfport Fire Department a little more than a year, said he did it to remember the firefighters who died on Sept. 11, 2001. “As a firefighter, you want to do what the men and women had to do that day,” Stuart said. “They didn’t choose to do that. They had to do it because it was their job.”