Big Bear Firefighters Climb for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
BIG BEAR, CA/February 8, 2016 – Big Bear firefighters will compete in the “Scott Firefighter Stairclimb” in Seattle, Washington on March 6, 2016. This is the 7th year Big Bear’s local firefighters have participated in this test of endurance to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Firefighters will climb 69 flights of stairs in Seattle’s tallest building, the Columbia Center Tower. These participants will be dressed in full gear including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and yet some of the fastest firefighters will complete this task in a brief 10 minutes. Others may take up to 35 minutes, depending on their fitness.
To prepare for this near herculean task of climbing 788 vertical feet, and to jumpstart their fundraising efforts, the team will be throwing a climb-a-thon event in Big Bear’s Vons parking lot, 42170 Big Bear Blvd., on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 9 a.m. Come see how hard these firefighters work to support this worthy cause as they climb the “stair-stepper” machine in full gear for eight hours straight.
Big Bear firefighters invite the community to come show their support and make a donation to fight blood cancers. Every dollar counts when someone’s life depends on it. Donations can also be made on the team page at www.llswa.org, and click on “Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.”
For additional information on this or other fire and life safety topics, please contact the Big Bear Fire Department at www.bigbearfire.org or (909) 866-7566.
About Big Bear Fire Department:
Big Bear Fire Authority was formed under a Joint Powers Agreement in 2012 combining Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District and Big Bear City Fire Department, now commonly known as Big Bear Fire Department. Since its inception, the Big Bear Fire Department is committed to providing Big Bear Valley with professional fire, medical and emergency services “Protecting Lives and Property,” with timely response to fire and medical emergencies.
Contact: Dawn Marschinke
Big Bear Fire Department
41090 Big Bear Blvd.
P.O. Box 2830
Big Bear Lake, Calif. 92315
Phone: 909-866-7566 x224
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