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Scott Firefighter Stairclimb 2014

TowerClimb2014.gifAt 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center (you may remember it as the Bank of America Tower) looms over downtown Seattle as the second tallest building west of the Mississippi. Getting to the observation deck takes 69 flights of stairs - that's 1,311 steps - to reach the beautiful view of the city.

However, hoards of firefighters did not swarm the tower's stairwell for the view. They were climbing for a cause. The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb supports the mission of the The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, raising money through sponsorships, individual and department fundraising and entry fees.

This year Port of Seattle Firefighters answered the call with 14 entries. These men and women donned full bunker gear (including airtanks) and sprinted to the top. Thus far, they have raised over $7,475. Cheers to all of you who participated! We are so proud!

1. Adam Griffin (16:12)
2. David Jewett (16:28)
3. Joey Pierotti (17:10)
4. Troy Haigh (17:37)
5. Beau Grubb (18:21)
6. Charles Vona (19:18)
7. TJ Martin (20:00)
8. Tyler Kenworthy (20:21)
9. Drew Eicher (21:03)
10. Allen Martinez (22:02)
11. Mark Olmsead (22:06)
12. Aaron Egbert (22:49)
13. Victoria Conover (24:01)
14. Jeff Hendrickx (29:11) 

Visit the event website for more information. Photo credit: Jamie Formisano.