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Cherokee Firefighters Climb For Asthma Awareness

Several firefighters participated in the Fight for Air Climb, which raises awareness for the roughly 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma.

Firefighters participating in the quick dress drill. Credit: Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services
Firefighters participating in the quick dress drill. Credit: Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services

Several Cherokee County firefighters last week climbed dozens of floors to raise awareness for asthma.

The firefighters participated in the Fight for Air Climb held on April 19 at the One Ninety One Peachtree Tower in downtown Atlanta.

The climb, sponsored by the American Lung Association, is Atlanta’s largest vertical competition in which participants climb 51 floors to help raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma, Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services said in a press release.  

The participants in the event include individuals, families, teams and public safety officials.

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services took third place in the team competition. Two Cherokee County firefighters — Sgt. Eric Robidou and Jonathan Gottfried — took first place in their respective age brackets. Also participating in the quick dress drill were firefighters Chris George and Chris Roberts.

Other Cherokee County firefighters who participated in the event were: Lt. Ric Mitchell, Lt. Alec Adams, Sgt. Frank Madonna and Doug Hocker.

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