Local Firefighters Participating in Seattle Columbia Center Stair Climb

Fifteen firefighters from three Mason County Fire Districts are participating in Sunday’s Stair Climb at Seattle’s Columbia Center. The 21st annual event raises funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. While racing up 69 floors of stairs (1,311 steps) to the Columbia Center observation deck, firefighters are required to wear the same 50 pounds of “bunker” gear – helmet, fireproof coat and pants, boots and breathing apparatus and air tanks – used to fight fires.

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