Templeton Fire Department
69 Flights I 1,356 Steps I 788 Ft. Vertical Elevation
Climb. Conquer. Cure.
Welcome to the Templeton Fire Department Team Page! Our fire department will be participating in the 28th annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 10th in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). For the sixth year in a row our department will be running up the 69 flights of stairs in the Columbia Center in full fire gear and SCBA. While we welcome the challenge, we are not only doing this to fight blood cancers, but ALL cancers. This year the Templeton Fire Department will be climbing in honor of Stephanie Rothbauer who is currently battling leukemia. Templeton Fire will also be climbing in memory/honor of retired Fire Captain Mike Erb, longtime Administrative Secretary Celeste English, Fire Chaplin Richard Burch and little Maddy Gonzalez (Team Maddy) and all others from our community who are fighting cancer. Before we ascend the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, WA, we will be raising funds throughout the season in the name of funding and finding a cure. Please consider making a donation to not only help me achieve our personal fundraising goal, but to benefit patients and their families everywhere. This is our as firefighters to help find a cure for ALL cancers. We climb for those who can't
Thank you for your support
What is the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb?
The LLS Firefighter Stairclimb is the world's largest on-air stair climb competition, and annual fundraiser held at the tallest building in town, the Columbia Center. All 2,000 participants are career or volunteer firefighters who will climb up the second tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi in full turnout gear, weighing over 50 pounds, while on-air. Throughout the 69 flights of stairs, 1,356 steps, and 788 ft. of vertical elevation gain, we all remember that every step forward is representative of moving closer to a cure. Although this is an extreme test of physical endurance, it pales in comparison to what blood cancer patients endure. All proceeds raised directly benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and since its inception in 1991, this event has raised over $17 million thus far.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and sincere generosity. We climb because beating cancer is in our blood.