PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER) --Portland Fire Fighters Union Local 740 competed in the American Lung Association's annual Race Up Boston Place Saturday, February 7th and took home first prize. The annual event is a stair climbing contest. Fire fighters dressed in full gear with an air pack race up 82 flights of stairs which is 41 floors. The Portland Fire Department competed against 25 other New England Fire Departments.
Climbers included John Brennan, Capt. Keith Gautreau, John Hardy, Lt Mike Nixon, Ryan Thomson, Lenny Tracy, P. Ryan Walsh, James Westburg and South Portland Fire Fighter Jason Perry.