For the fifth consecutive year, our local Bozeman firefighters have assembled a Stairclimb Team to compete at the annual Scott Firefighters Stairclimb in Seattle. The Bozeman Firefighters IAFF L613 team will once again join the fight in raising money for cancer research. Do your part by helping them with current fundraising efforts ahead of the competition on March 8, 2015.

The annual Scott Firefighters Stairclimb, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, requires firefighters to attempt a climb 69 flights of stairs in the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle in full firefighter gear. The 2015 competition boasts 1,925 firefighters from 26 states and four countries.

This year's team, consisting of six members, has a lot to live up to. Last year, Bozeman firefighters finished fifth out of 188 teams. According to The Bozeman Daily Chronicle, this year's team hopes to raise around $20,000. They have collected $3,280 so far.

Help our firefighters in this amazing fight against cancer prior to the competition on Sunday, March 8. Donations to the Bozeman team can be made online at or can be dropped off at any of the three firehouses (located at 34 N Rouse Ave, 410 S 19th Ave, 1705 Vaquero Parkway). You can keep up with the team's fundraising efforts and training on their Facebook page.