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Erie Fire Department Team Wins Pittsburgh Competition

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A group of retired and current Erie fire fighters take part in a big competition in Pittsburgh over the weekend.
And they swept the competition, for an event that was all for a good cause.
 
It's quite the challenge, climbing the stairs of one of the tallest buildings in Pittsburgh.
And 5 Erie fire fighters did it, and did it well.

About 60 fire fighters took part in Pittsburgh's Fight for Air Climb.
With all their turnout gear on, which is about 50 pounds of gear, they climbed 45 floors of the One Oxford Center in downtown Pittsburgh. That's a whopping 897 steps.

And get this, the Erie Fire Department's team came out on top for the fifth year in a row. In fact this year, they swept the top 4 spots.

All the proceeds benefited the American Lung Association.

And, as if about 900 steps wasn't enough, just one fire fighter decided to do the climb twice! And that was retired Erie fire fighter, Mike Hirsch.

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