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Peabody Firefighters ‘Fight For Air’ in Boston

A team of firefighters joined first-responders from all over Massachusetts at the American Lung Association’s charity event last weekend.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Seven Peabody firefighters climbed more than 40 flights of stairs in full turnout gear last weekend in the name of charity.

Along with first responders from all over Massachusetts, the Peabody firefighters climbed the stairs of the BNY Mellon Center on Washington Street in Boston on Saturday as part of the American Lung Association’s annual “Fight For Air” event.

Called a “vertical road race” by organizers, the event raises money and awareness for lung cancer, asthma, air pollution and other breathing disorders.  

Peabody firefighters Robert Brock, Daniel Dean, Bryan Silva, Paul Silva, Derek McCrea, Ryan Mulvey and Michael Hayes all participated in the event.

Brock placed highest in the Peabody group, finished 142nd in the group of firefighters running in the “Fight For Air” event.

Peabody residents who are with other departments also participated, including David Arathuzik, a Middleton firefighter, Kevin Mutti, a Lynnfield firefighter, Jeff Maniscalco, a Winthrop firefighter, and David Bishop, a Chelsea firefighter.

Ryan Thomson, a Portland, ME firefighter, won the firefighter division; while Andrew Hashway of Somerville, a part of the Gentle Giant Moving Company team, finished first out of all entrants.

For a complete list of winners, click here.

For a complete list of firefighter winners, click here.

Saber Walsh February 06, 2014 at 08:57 AM
This is AWESOME! Congrats to these brave (and fit!) firefighters!
DEBBIE February 07, 2014 at 09:07 AM
Congratulations and thank you for participating in a good charity. I am out of breath even reading about lugging all that equipment up forty flights. You guys are obviously in great shape. One more thing, thank you for your service to the residents of Peabody (and beyond). You are my HEROES.

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