Firefighters from the Paine Field Fire Department will partner with the Mukilteo Fire Department to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., firefighters from both departments will train on stair climbers, some in full bunker gear and tank equipment, while collecting pledges and donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
This fund-raiser is in preparation for the 19th Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, being held Sunday, March 7, in Seattle. At 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center (formerly Bank of America Tower) in downtown Seattle stands as the second tallest building west of the Mississippi River. It takes 69 flights of stairs and 1,311 steps to reach the highly acclaimed observation deck overlooking the city.
The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb also supports the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising money through sponsorships, individual and department fund raising, and entry fees. In 2009, the event featured more than 1,500 firefighters from 244 different departments and brought in a record $640,000 for blood-cancer research and patient services.
For more information on the Feb. 27 fund-raiser or the March 7 event, contact Tony Mace at 425-353-1606.