Northwest NEWS

March 6, 2000

Front Page

Firefighters climb for charity

Larry Laurent

Larry Laurent trains for the Firefighters Challenge.

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   WOODINVILLE--Eight Woodinville firefighters are accepting donations and are training for the Mar. 19th Ninth Annual Firefighter Challenge in Seattle.

   Firefighters will compete with the clock and their own physical restrictions as they climb the 69-floor Bank of America Tower (formerly Columbia Center) in full combat gear and 40-pound breathing apparatus. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia Society.

   Woodinville firefighter climbers include Larry Laurent, Curt McGowan, Matt Durham, Chris Hughes, Brent Sytsma, Ron Suggs, and Scott Wiedenmeyer. Individuals or companies interested in sponsoring the Woodinville team are invited to leave a message for Laurent at 425-483-2131, ext. 3298.