Key Peninsula Fire District 16 was well-represented at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 32nd annual firefighter stair climb fundraiser held at the Columbia Tower in Seattle March 12. Over 3,000 firefighters from 30 countries competed.
All climbers compete in full bunker gear in facemask and helmet, breathing air from the tank strapped to their back.
KPFD Lt. Danny Hansen, 35, climbed the 69 floors in 18 minutes and 10 seconds, shaving 12 seconds off his time from last year and finishing 254 out of the 1,605 firefighters who completed the climb.
Fellow firefighters Ami Ship, 41, finished in 25:50, and Adam Morse, 34, in 26:39.
The KPFD team ranked 124 out of 171 teams that completed the climb; 110 did not. The team raised $3,027 for cancer research at press time, with more to come according to KPFD.
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