Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Climbing for a Cure Hits Close to Home


Kristy Pohlman

Pohlman was able to finish in time and get down to encourage Shawn Ellinghouse before he started his climb. Ellinghouse was one of 1,825 male firefighters who raced to the top.

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley Lake Rural Fire District SLRFD volunteers Shawn Ellinghouse and Kristy Pohlman participated in their fourth Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle, Wash. March 6. This year they carried to the top a local SLRFD member's fiancé's name on their helmets who'd been diagnosed with lymphoma the Wednesday before Ellinghouse and Pohlman left.

Pohlman and Ellinghouse, along with 1,900 other firefighters, including 175 women, raced 788 vertical feet and 1,311 steps to the top of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle in full bunker gear. This is a fundraiser for the Leukemia a...

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