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North Kitsap Fire & Rescue trains for Columbia Tower

NKF&R firefighter Heath Clark uses a stairstepper to simulate the 69 stories of climbing that he’ll be doing in full firefighting gear this weekend. - Michele Laboda / North Kitsap Fire & Rescue
NKF&R firefighter Heath Clark uses a stairstepper to simulate the 69 stories of climbing that he’ll be doing in full firefighting gear this weekend.
— image credit: Michele Laboda / North Kitsap Fire & Rescue

NKF&R raised more than $1,200 in five hours on March 3 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Several firefighters were on stair-steppers at the Kingston Albertsons, training for this Sunday’s Scott Firefighter Climb at Columbia Tower in Seattle.

Pictured, firefighter Heath Clark uses a stairstepper to simulate the 69 stories of climbing that he’ll be doing in full firefighting gear this weekend. NKF&R have raised more than $8,500, but is accepting donations until March 30.

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