Gloucester Firefighters to Participate in Fight for Air Climb

Gloucester Fire Department
Eric Smith, Fire Chief
8 School St.
Gloucester, MA 01930

For Immediate Release

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Gloucester Firefighters to Participate in Fight for Air Climb

Firefighters Charlie Scola, Jak Letien, Jon Sanger, Lt. Jim Burke, Chad Mota, Marc Nicastro (Massport FD), Ryan Goodwin, and Jack Brancaleone climbed One Boston Place in 2017 as part of the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb fundraising event. (Courtesy Photo)

GLOUCESTER — Chief Eric Smith is pleased to announce that members of the Gloucester Fire Department will participate in the annual Fight for Air Climb to raise funds for the American Lung Association (ALA).


Saturday, Feb. 3, at 8 a.m.


One Boston Place, 201 Washington St., Boston


Fight for Air Climb is a signature ALA event hosted in some of the nation’s most prominent skyscrapers. As part of the event, seven Gloucester firefighters will climb a total of 789 steps inside One Boston Place to raise money for the ALA. The building, which is 601 feet tall, has 41 floors, and each floor has two flights of stairs.

This is the seventh year that Gloucester Fire has participated in the ALA Air Climb. Firefighters Jon Sanger, Charlie Scola, Nicholas Ouellette, Chad Mota, Ryan Goodwin, Jak Letien, and Thomas Aldrich, will be participating on behalf of department.

Proceeds of the event help to provide patient education and support for those affected by lung disease.

“We’re looking forward to participating in the Air Climb again this year” said Firefighter Chad Mota, who is organizing the Gloucester Fire team. “Our department has experienced loss from occupational lung disease, as have many other departments, and that’s why we participate each year to raise money and awareness.”

To donate on behalf of the Gloucester Fire Department, visit their team team page on the ALA Air Climb website.