Stairclimb fundraiser at World’s Largest Dinosaur

Eight members of the Drumheller, Rosedale and East Coulee Fire Halls climbed Tyra, the World’s Largest Dinosaur 12 times in Drumheller, Alta. on Sun. May 2 for the annual Calgary Stairclimb fundraiser for cancer. With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, departments who choose to participate were asked to hold the fundraiser in their own communities. Seen here is Jonathan Molzahn, left, and Merv Smith making their second lap. ECA Review/Terri Huxley
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Drumheller Fire & Rescue had eight members from the Drumheller, Rosedale and East Coulee halls participating in the Calgary Firefighter Stairclimb this year.

Due to COVID-19, the stair climb is being held virtually this year and takes place between May 2 and 15.

The Drumheller members completed their stair climb at the World’s Largest Dinosaur which took place on Sun. May 2.

The rules require each firefighter to climb 1204 stairs.

As the Dinosaur is 106 stairs high, the members were required to climb from the bottom to the top 12 times.

They wore bunker gear as well which weighs approximately 45 pounds.

This gear is meant to keep the heat out, but conversely, also tends to keep the heat in, making the heat one of the biggest factors in the event.

The two fastest climbers were Jeff Gerlinger and Kyle Smith at 24:26 and 24:27 minutes.

As in past years, all funds raised support Wellspring Calgary who offer a range of supports, resources and programs to those suffering, living with, or who have been affected by cancer.

 

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