Eight members of Drumheller Fire & Rescue from the Drumheller, Rosedale, and East Coulee halls took on the Calgary Firefighter Stairclimb this year on their own soil.
Due to Covid, the stairclimb is being held virtually this year and on Sunday, May 2 the firefighters completed the stairclimb at the World’s Largest Dinosaur.
It was a grueling event and the rules require each firefighter to climb 1,204 stairs. As the dinosaur is 106 stairs high, firefighters made 12 trips to the top. On top of this, the firefighters were wearing their bunker gear, which weighs approximately 45 pounds.
The two fastest to complete the challenge were Jeff Gerlinger and Kyle Smith at 24:26 and 24:27, respectively.
All funds raised are in support of Wellspring Calgary, which offers a range of supports, resources, and programs to those suffering, living with, or who have been affected by cancer.
So far, the Drumheller Department has raised over $3,100.