Keizer Firefighters Join Stairclimb Event for Eighth YearThursday, February 14, 2013
|Captain Appel at Stairclimb|
A team of nine Firefighters from the Keizer Fire District will travel to Seattle, Washington on Sunday, March 10, 2013 to participate in the 22th Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. This event, of 1,550 entrants from around the globe, is the largest individual firefighter competition in the world and is a fund raising event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This is the eighth year that a team from the Keizer Fire District has participated in the event.
This year's team includes Brian Appel, Rachel Brozovich, Amber Butler, Jeff Gallinger and Danver Moody
This year's team organizer, Danver Moody, is inviting area residents to support the teams fundraising efforts. Moody said that all proceeds from the Firefighter Stairclimb benefit the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and melanoma, and improve the quality of life for patients and families.
The stair climb takes place each year at the Columbia Center Building in Seattle, Washington
. At 788 feet in height, it is the tallest building in Seattle and the second tallest building west of the Mississippi river. Participants in the event wear over 60 lbs of firefighting gear such as boots, pants, jackets, gloves, helmet and self-contained breathing equipment while racing up the 69 flights of stairs, or 1,311 steps, to reach the top of the building. The Keizer team will be joining firefighters from 291 other fire organizations from as far away as New Zealand for this year's event. Last year's event raised $1.2 million.
Anyone wishing to make a pledge, or a contribution, to the team can mail it to:
Keizer Fire District
Attn: Danver Moody
661 Chemawa Rd. NE, Keizer, Oregon 97303
or drop a donation by the Keizer Fire Station Business Office during normal business hours.