This past Sunday, The City of Yakima Firefighters, Mark Buskas and John Ryan competed in the 2018 Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle.
Firefighter Buskas and Ryan would like to say thank you to everyone who has donated to this great cause! Currently team Yakima Fire has raised over $4,000!!! This year, the Yakima Fire IAFF Local 469 team climbed in honor of the 2017 recent loss of retired Capt. Bob Burton.
Each firefighter respectively climbed all 69 floors in full bunker gear in 21;01 and 26:44 minutes.
For those that are wondering, what does the Firefighter Stairclimb do?
The Scott Firefighter Stairclimb is the world’s largest on-air stair climb competition at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. We compete in full combat gear weighing close to 50 pounds.There are 69 flights of stairs, 1,356 steps, and 788 ft. of vertical elevation gain. Although it will be challenging, it pales in comparison to what blood cancer patients must go through. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO DONATE!! The Yakima IAFF Local 469 link is still up until March 31st.