PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Members of the Portsmouth Fire Department climbed Carnegie Tower Saturday to prepare for the Fight for Air Climb, an American Lung Association fundraiser.
Members of the Bristol Fire Department joined the Portsmouth team in climbing the 23-story tower while dressed in full firefighter gear. The practice climb was held to prepare for the Flight for Air Climb to be held on March 4 in Providence.
The Fight for Air Climb is one of the signature fundraising events of the American Lung Association. The climbs are held in prominent skyscrapers and other buildings across the country, giving participants the opportunity to join together with friends, family and co-workers as they climb the stairs of the building to the top.
Portsmouth Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike O’Brien, Firefighter Greg Carcieri, Firefighter Dylan Miniati and Firefighter Brendan Phelan will head to Providence to raise money for the American Lung Association.
As of Sunday, Feb. 19, the Portsmouth team has raised $662, $162 more than their $500 goal. However, donations are still being accepted!
To donate, visit the Portsmouth team page here.