Delaware Firefighter Named Mr. October of National Calendar

Taylor Von Lohr selected as one of top firefighter supporters nationwide

Taylor Von Lohr, firefighter from the Delaware Fire Department, shares the honor of Mr. October in the American Lung Association’s 2023 Fight For Air Climb Firefighter Calendar, which honors first responders from across the United States.

Every year, thousands of firefighters race up hundreds of stairs in full firefighter gear weighing over 40 pounds during American Lung Association Fight For Air Climbs in more than 40 cities nationwide.

Von Lohr of Delaware was chosen as one of the Lung Association’s top Fight For Air Climb firefighters nationwide. This is his second year participating in the event and just this year alone raised $2,275.

“We’re so proud of and excited for Taylor for being honored in the 2023 Fight For Air Climb Firefighter Calendar. He truly deserves this recognition. He is not only out there saving lives every day, but he also trains and fundraises for events like the Fight For Air Climb in his free time,” said Brittany Sinzinger, Executive Director of the Lung Association in Ohio. “We invite other firefighters and first responders in the Delaware area and across Oho to join our Fight For Air Climb to help support our vision of a world free of lung disease.”

The mission of the Lung Association hits close to home with firefighters. Respiratory diseases remain a significant health issue for firefighters and emergency responders. Firefighters are at a higher risk to develop chronic issues, including lingering cough, hoarseness, asthma, and allergies and in more extreme cases, may be diagnosed with lung or bronchial cancer.

The 2023 calendar also includes fire safety tips, statistics on how fires affect our lung health and tips for your Fight For Air Climb. All proceeds will support the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

To purchase the Fight For Air Climb Firefighter Calendar, visit To register for the upcoming 2023 Fight For Air Climb at Rhodes Tower in Columbus, visit

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For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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