Thursday, February 21, 2013

Climb Detroit 2013

It's time again to participate in the American Lung Association Fight for Air event: Climb Detroit!  March 3rd, 2013 I will be climbing all 70 flights of the Detroit Renaissance Center in full firefighter turn out gear, complete with an air pack and helmet.  

Last year our fire department had 8 guys step forward to raise money for the ALA.  This year we have 5 members participating.  Last year we exceeded our goal of raising $1000.  This year we hope to move even farther forward with our fund raising; we hope to raise $5000.  That's a big dollar amount!  Donations can be made directly to the American Lung Association through their secure website. Follow the link to make a donation to our Team. 

This year we are again honored to work with the Michigan State University Alumni Association to raise awareness of this event.  They created this video during our first practice event at the MSU Spartan Stadium:

This week the Michigan State University Alumni Association added this video from our final practice at the Spartan Football Stadium:

During our most recent practice at the Spartan Stadium we were surprised with a visit from Sparty and a team of cheerleaders!  He climbed more than 30 flights with us, proving how tough Spartans are!

This event is now merely a week away!  Last year I had completed a racing season full of speed work and interval training.  This year I move forward after Ironman Florida, no doubt that I'll move a little more slowly but my heart stays the same: as a firefighter THIS IS job specific!  Every step counts.  This makes me better at what I do for the residents that my department protects.

Meridian Township's HOMTV also completed an interview with me as well as Kristen, the Fire Department Secretary and with Cheryl Smoot of the American Lung Association.  Josh did a great job over several days to get this broadcast completed.  The video is about 25 minutes in length but I believe that it gives another perspective about the overall effectiveness of this fund raising campaign.

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Jeremy is the owner of Motiv8 Fitness and Training and maintains certifications as a USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and  USAT Youth and Junior Coach, USA Gymnastics Instructor, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and ASCA Level 2 Swim Coach.  Jeremy is a full time firefighter/paramedic with more than 13 years of experience.  He maintains license as a Paramedic , ACLS and BLS Certifications, Firefighter 1 and 2, Fire Officer 1,2 and 3, HAZMAT Operations, Trench Rescue and Wildland Firefighter.  Most importantly, he is married to an avid outdoor enthusiast and they have two young daughters who love adventuring. 

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