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Danvers Firefighter Takes Part in ‘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.

A Danvers firefighter 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, Danvers Firefighter Kenneth Reardon 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.  

Reardon finished 55th in the group of firefighters running in the “Fight For Air” event.

Danvers residents who are with other departments also participated, including James Koen, a Salem firefighter, Eric Moore, a Cambridge firefighter, and Derek McCrea, a Peabody 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.

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