Area firefighters step up for blood cancer research

 

March 15, 2023

Courtesy of Wood Weiss

AT THE TOP OF THE TOWER – South Whidbey Chief Nick Walsh, left, and Fire District 13 Chief Wood Weiss relax, and pose, after finishing the 32nd annual Firefighter Stair Climb of Seattle's Columbia Center. Weiss, Lt. Cole Harris and firefighter Kenna Barnes raised $4,100 for the Washington/Alaska chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

It was an up and down time – in a good way – for three La Conner area firefighters Sunday.

Skagit County Fire District 13 Chief Wood Weiss, Lt. Cole Harris and firefighter Kenna Barnes took part in the 32nd annual Firefighter Stair Climb at the Columbia Center, the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest, to raise funds for the Washington/Alaska chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The local trio scaled 69 floors and 788 feet of elevation – over 1,300 steps in all – while wearing bunker gear.

This, then, was no mere weekend stroll in the city.

"We all had about 50 p...



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