Fayette County Firefighters Take a Step Up in the American Climb
51 stories to the top of One Ninety One Peachtree Tower
Atlanta, GA (April 9, 2015)—Fayette County Firefighters are teaming up to participate in the American Lung Association's 9th annual vertical challenge to race to the top of One Ninety One Peachtree Tower in downtown Atlanta. The climb, which has become a favorite event amongst first responders, has continued to be successful in both raising awareness and funds in the >Atlanta area.
Firefighters from Fayette County, including team co-captains Philip MacArthur and Jason Peckham, are hitting the steps in full gear next week. "Lung problems have been plaguing my profession for years. I hope that through my efforts I can bring awareness and support to all my firefighter brothers and sisters," said Jason Peckham who is currently one of the top fundraisers for the event. Peckham also climbs in memory of his mother who lost her battle with lung cancer in 2008.
The Fayette County team is currently the Highest Firefighter Team Fundraisers and Most Firefighter Team Participants. They currently have 28 team members for the 2015 Climb.
"The Fayette County team is a triple threat this year," said Brooke Cowen, ALA Development Manager. "We're so excited to see them on top in their team recruitment and fundraising efforts for the Fight for Air Climb event and we are pulling for them to win the third awards category of Fastest Firefighter Team."
Last year, the American Lung Association in Georgia raised more than $130,000 from the event. It is the organization's largest fundraising event in Georgia.
"This really draws attention not just to your legs but to your lungs," said Cowen. She said lung disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. "Lung disease affects a lot of people and while we can't prevent all lung diseases, we can prevent some and we're still looking for cures."
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women, according to the American Cancer Society.
"We really don't understand the value of just being able to inhale," said fitness expert JoAnna Ward, CBS Survivor Season 6 Competitor, who >currently has 32 team members and hosts trainings for registered participants in the stairwell of One Ninety One Peachtree Tower on Thursdays at 6 PM.The race will take place April 18, registration opens at 7 a.m. and the first climber takes off at 8:30 a.m. The event is expected to attract more than 600 climbers. Preregistration is available at ClimbAtlanta.org, and it is suggested that event goers arrive between 7 and 7:30 a.m. One Ninety One Peachtree Tower is located at 191 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Ga.
Completed in 1990, One Ninety One Peachtree Tower has become a defining feature of the Atlanta skyline. Architects John Burgee and Philip Johnson designed the building to be instantly recognizable, a distinctive signature of the city. As the fourth tallest building in the city, it stands at the highest elevation point along one of Atlanta's premium thoroughfares Peachtree Street. It's elegant design and intricate marble and artistic features make it a unique setting for this once a year event.
Public Information Open House for
Intersection Improvements at
Antioch Road and SR 92 &
Harp Road, Seay Road and SR 92
April 28, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00
Harp's Crossing Baptist Church
1183 Hwy. 92 South, Fayetteville, GA 30215
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Fayette County, Georgia, April 20, 2015 - the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind all Fayette County residents that the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Open Burning Ban will be in effect May 1 through September 30, 2015. Fayette County is part of 45 surrounding counties that are subject to the open burning ban during the summer months. No outdoor burning will be allowed until the ban is lifted on October1, 2015.
Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Fire Chief David J. Scarbrough states, "It is very important for all citizens in Fayette County to follow the burn ban rules and regulations for the health and safety of our citizens during these months."
FAYETTE COUNTY BURN PERMIT PROCESS HAS CHANGED
Effective October 1, 2014, the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services will change the method by which residents of unincorporated Fayette County, Tyrone, Brooks, and Woolsey will acquire outdoor burn permits. Historically, residents in those areas would call the automated burn permit line to secure a burn permit. As of October 1, that method of acquiring burn permits will no longer be available. The department has developed an online permit process that will quickly allow residents the ability to secure and print a permit that will be valid for the day in which the resident wishes to burn. This permit process does not include those living in the city limits of Fayetteville, and Peachtree City…read more.