Three Story City Fire Department fire fighters competed in the Firefighter Relay Challenge as part of the Fight for Air Climb event held on Sunday, March 16, in downtown Des Moines. Ryan Peterson, Trent Whipple and Brian Watson took part in the volunteer division and managed to win the event for the third consecutive year, turning in a winning time of 9:52.
The climb involved 66 floors in full fire gear, and took place in three different buildings, each ran by an individual firefighter. The buildings used were EMC Insurance (17 floors), Hub Tower (19 floors) and the Des Moines Marriott hotel (30 floors). Each of them beat their time from last year. All three individual times were added together to achieve their winning time.