Results and Pictures of the Firefighter Stair Climb
THANK YOU!! From the Wilder Firefighters: Bryan Walker,Craig Lane Drew Noe, and Chad Christiansen
I know you've been interested in the results of the Stair Climb, so here are the details. For the first time in the history
of our district, Wilder Fire sent a team of four to compete in the Scott Stair Climb Challenge on Sunday March 8th. The team
raised $3050 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and at last count the event itself raised $1.96 million.The 24th annual Scott
Firefighter Stairclimb is a race up the stairs at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle in full fire gear and SCBA. There
are 69 flights of stairs, 1311 steps, and 788ft of vertical elevation. Although it was one of the toughest challenges mentally
and physically we've ever done, it pales in comparison to what blood cancer patients and their families must go through.
All proceeds Wilder Fire raised went towards The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Michael Aman Patrick, a resident in our district, was five years old when he was in the middle
of battling Leukemia. Sixteen years ago this month, he was at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle fighting the leukemia
battle. In November of 1999, he passed away and wasn't able to live out his dreams of becoming a Firefighter, Police
Officer, Ambulance Driver, or Helicopter Pilot. Team Wilder climb in honor of Michael that day.
We all had our goals as a team and as individuals and we worked really hard to reach them.
Now that that we have a year under our belt, we know what to expect, and know the areas to improve to make next year even more successful.
Overall, this has been an incredible, and humbling experience. On behalf of our team, I would
like to say we are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to compete, and to do it in for such a worthy cause. Team
Wilder would like to thank everyone who helped us throughout this incredible journey, and we'll be back next year with
even bigger goals. Climb, Conquer, Cure!