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Newton Firefighters ‘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.

FF Tim Killilea, FF Mike White, FF Joe Deluca, FFOP Norman Griffiths and FF Phil McCully raised $1,500. Photo credit: Newton Fire Department.
FF Tim Killilea, FF Mike White, FF Joe Deluca, FFOP Norman Griffiths and FF Phil McCully raised $1,500. Photo credit: Newton Fire Department.

Five Newton firefighters 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, Timothy Killilea, Joseph Deluca, Norman Griffiths, Michael White and Phil McCully 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.  

Killilea placed highest in the Newton group, finisheing 65th in the group of firefighters running in the “Fight For Air” event.

Ryan Thomson, a Portland, Maine 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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