Menu

Climbing for air

March 3rd, 2020 4:17 PM

By Community Editor

Members of North Riverside Firefighters Union Local 2714, including Austin Nicholl (far left), Chris Kribales (second from left) and Richard Gray (far right) recently participated in the American Lung Association's "Fight For Air Stair Climb" at the Oakbrook Tower.

Local 2714 took home first place team honors, climbing 30 flights in full firefighting gear and raising more than $15,000 to help those who struggle to breathe. Also pictured is Tanner Atchison, a former North Riverside paramedic who is now a firefighter in Freeport and was part of Local 2714's climb team.

  • Love the Landmark?

    Become our partner in independent community journalism

    Thanks for turning to Riverside Brookfield Landmark and RBLandmark.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

    On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

    No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

    Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

    Donate Now