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2013 American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb


On Saturday, June 1, 2013, 5 firefighters from Lexington County Fire Service participated in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb: Columbia.  They climbed the stairs of the 25-story Capital Center building at Main and Gervais Streets in Columbia wearing full firefighting gear to raise money for the American Lung Association.  The “Lexington County Challenge Team” was the leading fundraising firefighting team for the event, raising $3,815.  Captain Chris Ballington was the leading individual firefighter fundraiser, collecting $2,545. FF Kyle Markey was the Fastest Firefighter with a time of 4:36.

Pictured in gear before the climb are: left to right: Captain Chris Ballington, FF Scott Sayler, A/O Patrick Parks, FF Kyle Markey and FF Brandon Krell.


Pictured receiving the Firefighting Team Fundraising Award are: left to right: FF Scott Sayler, Captain Chris Ballington, A/O Patrick Parks, FF Kyle Markey, and FF Brandon Krell.



Chris Ballington is pictured receiving an award for the Leading Individual Firefighter Fundraiser.



FF Kyle Markey is pictured receiving an award for the Fastest Firefighter.