The Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge is sponsored by MSA, Leatherman Tool Group and Portland Fire Fighters Association Local 43. Firefighters from across the country come to compete in this event.
In addition to a competitive 40 floor, 800 step ascent of the US Bancorp Tower, firefighters will also compete to raise funds in the battle against CF. In 2011, over 350 firefighters representing 65 fire agencies finished the Portland climb and raised over $100,000 for CF research.
Firefighters will be outfitted in over 70 lbs. each of full "combat gear" including Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) commonly used in the line of duty. Racers will vie for men's and women's titles in individual competition.
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