Seven men and women participated in this year's Scott Stair Climb on March 9th, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and their fight against cancer. The participants were: Lance Garland, Ted Evans, Mike Kirk, Cory Wallace, Thomas Bruskotter, Josh Munger and Cari Coll. An eighth firefighter who competed was Sarah Stamm (now Jarvis), formerly of Vashon, but now with Rye (NH) fire district.
VIFR placed 91st out of 188 teams, however Lance, Ted and Mike placed in the top three. A special recognition goes to Mike Kirk, who shaved almost 2 minutes of his time from the previous year. Pretty remarkable considering he out-climbed four younger firefighters and, at 72, is the only one in his age group!