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|Last Updated: Monday, November 05, 2012|
Tualatin Valley Firefighters Climb for a Good Cause
16 people from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue helped raise more than $100,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation last weekend at the 3rd Annual Portland Firefigher Stairclimb Challenge.
During the event, participants don more than 50 pounds of firefighter turnouts, air bottle and breathing apparatus and race to the top of the 40 story US Bancorp Tower in Portland. The team from TVF&R consisted of 9 volunteer firefighters, 6 career firefighters and one Deputy Fire Marshal.
"This event is one of the unique ways we give back to our community," said TVF&R volunteer firefighter Mike Berry, "we volunteer our time during this event to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.
Our volunteers take part in events like this year round, including the Polar Plunge, a backback drive for the Good Neighbor Center, and Fill the Boot for the MDA."
There were 249 finishers at the event. The average time was 12:56 to climb 42 floors. Tom Herrington, a volunteer at station 368, finished #7 out of 249 with a time of 7:35. Team TVF&R finished with an average time of 11:54, over one minute less than the average.
Tom Herrington, Nic Granum, Jason Isenstein, Mike Gordon, Marcus Jones, Joshua Sisk, Mike Berry, Rick Brown, Piseth Pich.
Matt Marriani, Zach Goodman, Kody Fordyce, Jamie Scott, Tom Herrold, Pete GodonDeputy Fire Marshal Amber Cross
Republished with permission of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. View original article here.
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