Fire Science

Future firefighters climb 69 flights to raise money to fight cancer - donate to their team

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Colin Nash and Peter Evans haven’t fought a fire yet, but they’re joining professional firefighters in the battle against blood cancer. The two Everett Community College fire science students will climb the 69-flight Columbia Center tower on March 8 in The Big Climb, a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. They’ll make the climb wearing 55 pounds of protective gear, including a self-contained breathing apparatus. Unlike professional firefighters who regularly shoulder the gear, Nash and Evans have only had five months to practice.

Press Release

Release Date: Feb. 23, 2015

Contact: Katherine Schiffner, EvCC Director of Public Relations, 425-388-9554; kschiffner@everettcc.edu

Future firefighters climb 69 flights to raise money to fight cancer

Photo: Everett Community College Fire Science students Colin Nash (left) and Peter Evans. 

Donate to Gary Parks Memorial Scholarship to Help Future Firefighters

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The family of Everett firefighter Gary Parks and his fellow firefighters are creating an Everett Community College scholarship to honor Parks’ memory.Parks, an 18-year veteran of the Everett Fire Department, was killed in 1987 battling a fire that destroyed EvCC’s library and student union. The Gary Parks Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in EvCC’s Fire Science program. The Everett Community College Foundation is asking for donations to the scholarship fund. To give, contact EvCC Development Director Amy Wilcox at awilcox@everettcc.edu or 425-388-9250.

Press Release

Release Date: Feb. 26, 2014
Contact: John Olson, Executive Director of the EvCC Foundation and Vice President of College Advancement, 425-388-9555; jolson@everettcc.edu

Gary Parks Memorial Scholarship to Help Future Firefighters