Scott Firefighter Stairclimb
February 17, 2016 marks another Scott
Firefighter Stairclimb for the Big Bear Fire Department Fire Fighters
who will compete in the Stairclimb in Seattle, Washington.
Big Bear Valley’s local Fire Fighters have
participated in this test of endurance to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society. Fire Fighters 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 Fire Fighters 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, Saturday February 13th, the Big
Bear Fire Department Fire Fighters Team performed a Climb-a-thon Event at Big Bear Lake Vons
Interlaken parking lot. They
demonstrated the climb, non-stop, for eight hours on the Stair-stepper machine while in full fire fighting gear.
Big Bear Fire Department Fire Fighters send
their ‘Thanks’ the Big Bear Valley community for their support and donations 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.