Yakima Fire Department

Nine firefighters with the Yakima Fire Department completed the 28th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 10, raising $7,193 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

The climb is held each year at Columbia Center, Seattle’s tallest building. Firefighters climb the Center’s 69 floors, 1,356 steps, and 788 feet vertical elevation. Firefighters must complete the course while wearing full turnout gear, while on air.