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Firefighter trains on Chimney Rock trails

Firefighter Jason Boyer from Fountain Inn Fire Department spent his Friday climbing to the top of Chimney Rock in his turnout gear.

A warm, windy day and the promise of great exercise drew firefighter Jason Boyer to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park.


As a 6-year firefighter, Boyer knows the importance of exercising in his equipment.

On Friday, March 10, guests at the Rock had the chance to see Boyer, dressed head to toe in his fire gear and carrying the American flag, climb to the top of the Chimney and then further up to Exclamation Point.

Boyer hopes that his efforts will raise awareness on the importance of firefighters being in good shape for their jobs.

“I’m trying to encourage other firefighters to stay in good shape,” said Boyer. “Last year, I climbed Table Rock. I think it’s important to wear your gear and work out in different terrain. You never know what you’re going to go into, and it’s important to be prepared.”

We’re so glad this firefighter chose to spend his day at our Park. Our stairs are a great challenge for someone in turnout gear.


After reaching the Chimney, Jason made his way up the Exclamation Point trail.