The 2019 Firefighter Stairclimb, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, went off without a hitch on March 10, 2019. Cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters, making this cause near and dear to all of our hearts.
During the event, firefighters from around the country assembled to climb Seattle's tallest building - the Columbia Tower - in full gear. That is 138 flights of stairs!
20 Renton RFA firefighters, including Fire Chief Rick Marshall (right), participated in the event, which raises money for critical cancer research. The Renton RFA team raised nearly $20,000 for the cause. Chief Marshall finished the event in just 18 minutes! WAY TO GO TEAM!