For Immediate Release:
April 07, 2016

Media Contact:
Erika Benitez

Support Team Miami-Dade Fire Rescue During Fight for Air Climb


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (MDFR) and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 1403 proudly support the 12th Annual Fight For Air Climb Challenge taking place on Saturday, April 9, 2016, in benefit of the American Lung Association in Florida.

Fight for Air Climb, is one of the American Lung Association’s most unique events. It is intended to challenge over 400 participants to climb 648 steps (38 floors) as a fundraiser and physical fitness challenge. The professionally timed climb is considered a "vertical road race."  Teams and individual participants can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, or as a way to honor someone who suffers from lung disease.

Lung disease is on the rise and your donation would help fund research and provide education and advocacy efforts. By joining the Fight for Air Climb, you are helping to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease.
This year, the team representing MDFR and the IAFF Local 1403 has at least 150 participants;  all whom have worked together to raise over $17,000 thus far; holding the first spot for the number of participants, as well as the highest fundraising effort of any team in recent events.

“Team Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is doing an amazing job this year, I feel very proud of our team.” said Humberto Quintela, Chief Fire Officer, “We will continue to raise funds and awareness all the way to the last step. We are asking everyone to help us finish strong so we can continue to give back to our community.”

Show your support for Team Miami-Dade Fire Rescue by making a donation, your generosity will help this great cause. Follow this challenge on social media by using the hashtag #MDFRFightForAirClimb

Click here to make your donation

MEDIA NOTE:  MDFR participants will be available for interviews before and after the challenge.  Please contact media relations to ensure an interview with a member from our team.

Who: Team Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

What:Fight For Air Climb Challenge

When: April 09, 2016, 8:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Where:One Biscayne Tower 2 South Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131


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9300 N.W. 41str Street Miami, Florida 33178
(786) 331-5000