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Coeur d'Alene firefighters raised about $12,000 for charity. Photo: Facebook.com/CDAgov Coeur d'Alene firefighters raised about $12,000 for charity. Photo: Facebook.com/CDAgov
SEATTLE - Five Coeur d'Alene firefighters recently raced up 69 flights of stairs in full gear to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.


The stair climb went down at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. Firefighter Scott Robinson, who served on the committee for the 24th annual Leukemia Lymphoma Society Firefighter Stair Climb, says donations will be collected through the end of the month and could exceed $12,000.


"That's the most we've raised at this event by far," said Robinson in a release. Robinson and five other firefighters from Coeur d'Alene participated At the Columbia Center. It takes 1,311 steps to reach the observation desk overlooking the city, and firefighters are packing 60 lbs of gear, including tanks. It takes about 20 minutes to scale the stairs.


"I am proud to be able to help LLS at the level that I do, and I am proud to do so as a Coeur d'Alene firefighter," Robinson said.

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