A team of Belle Plaine firefighters are training for a race that involves running up 31 stories of a Minneapolis high-rise while wearing their 60-pounds of turnout gear. The American Lung Association fundraiser takes place Saturday, February 22nd at the US Bank Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. The Belle Plaine firefighters will compete against other teams of firefighters as well as non-firefighters, with the hope being to raise over $1,000 in pledges and donations for their team. They have been training at the Belle Plaine Fire Station by climbing the steps there at least 40 times once or twice a week. Many of them can now complete the 660-step run in around 5 minutes. For information on making a donation go online to www.fightforairclimb.org.
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