Local brigades step up

Local firefighters are stepping up to to fight depression, PTSD and suicide in this year’s Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb.
Each participant will race up 28 floors at Crown Metropol while wearing 25kg of firefighting gear to raise funds and awareness for the cause and are calling for community support.
Joining forces for Gisborne Fire Brigade are Robert Stevens, Berris Saultry, Di Dale and Steve Bezzina who are keen to improve on last year’s strong efforts.
Last year the Gisborne brigade had two representatives in the challenge who raised a total of $1720 in memory of fellow firefighter Peter Harry who lost his life in the line of duty.
From Kyneton Fire Brigade Monte Heintz, Gareth McIntyre, Shani McCulloch and Joshua Robinson will also be stepping up to make a difference. The brigade had six members take on last year’s challenge to raise $3130.
Aidan Bruni will represent Malmsbury Fire Brigade and is taking on the challenge for the second year in a row after raising $1050 in 2017.
Lancefield Fire Brigade’s Chris White aims to raise $2000 through the challenge and Riddells Creek Fire Brigade’s Ben McConville aims to raise $1000 for the cause.
To support your local fire brigades in the Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb visit www.firefighterclimb.org.au

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