Silver Lake firefighters to participate in stair climb fundraiser

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A team from the Silver Lake Fire Department will be among those competing for bragging rights and to help efforts to improve lung health at an event in Milwaukee March 20.

The Village Board this week approved the trip to the 2010 Fight for Air Stair Climb on March 20 at the US Bank Center.

Teams from local fire departments compete for a traveling trophy. Teams from other organizations and individuals also participate.

In their own competition, firefighters will hurry up 42 flights of stairs wearing full turnout gear, including air packs. The current firefighter record is 11 minutes, 56 seconds.

“They’re running,” said Trustee Richard Maron, who, while a member of the fire department, said he will not be competing.

More information on the event, which is conducted by the American Lung Association, is available here.


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