Madison Firefighters Raise Funds To Fight Lung Cancer

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Team Madison Fire at Fight For Air ClimbTeam Madison Fire participated in the Fight For Air Climb fundraiser in Milwaukee for the fourth year in a row on Saturday, March 9. The feat entails climbing 47 stories (1034 steps!) inside the U.S. Bank Center in Milwaukee while wearing turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatus — all for a good cause!

While raising money for the American Lung Association in their fight against lung cancer, Team Madison Fire ended up placing in a number of categories, including upholding a four-year winning streak in the category of “Fastest Female Firefighter!”

Representing Madison Fire this year were (pictured L-R) Firefighter Adam Thimmig, Firefighter Lamar White, Firefighter Ryan Liss, Lieutenant/Paramedic Linnea Anderson, Firefighter Julie Griessmeyer, and  Firefighter/Paramedic Laura Prom.

Madison Fire placed 5th out of 36 teams in the Firefighter division. Here’s a look at the rest of the standings:

Fastest Female Firefighters
Firefighter Griessmeyer
Lieutenant Anderson

Overall Fundraising
Madison Fire ranks third in firefighter fundraising so far.

Individual Fundraising
Lt. Anderson placed second overall for individual fundraising, and Firefighter Griessmeyer placed fourth.

Although the Climb For Air is over, fundraising continues until April 9. Congratulations, Team Madison Fire! Way to represent!

Team Madison Fire with Medals
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