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Nashville firefighter featured in American Lung Association calendar

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Posted at 10:07 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 23:07:22-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Nashville Firefighter is being featured in the American Lung Association's Fight For Air Climb Calendar.

Each year, Nashville firefighters participate in the "Fight For Air Climb" by running up hundreds of stairs at the 505 in full gear weighing more than 45 pounds.

This year, the Lung Association launched its 2021 Fight For Air Climb Firefighter Calendar to raise funds to support the vision of a world free of lung disease.

Each calendar features photos of our firefighters at their local Fight For Air Climb from Los Angeles and New York to Milwaukee, Miami and everywhere in between.

One of the firefighters featured is Captain Terry Hollis, who was chosen as one of the Lung Association’s top Fight For Air Climb supporters nationwide. He's been participating in the climb for more than four years and has personally raised more than $3,000 for the Lung Association.

“I climb the Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb every year to raise awareness of lung disease, which a lot of firefighters suffer from after years of inhaling smoke fighting fires,” Captain Hollis said. “I’m grateful that the Lung Association’s calendar raises money to help support firefighters’ lung health.”

You can buy a calendar of your own here. They include fire-safety tips and statistics on how fires affect our lung health, as well as tips for how to train for your next Fight For Air Climb.