Firefighters from Bend, Oregon, are in training preparing for an annual Seattle fund-raiser, a stair climbing competition, to raise money for cancer research, according to a report from KTVZ NBC news.
The report indicates that firefighters are preparing for the annual Big Climb at Columbia Center in Seattle, Washington in March, where they will run up 69 floors in full gear weighing approximately 60 pounds. Last year firefighters from 291 participating departments raised $930,000.
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