Nearly $8,500 Raised By Olds Fire Department During 2019 Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge

The Olds Fire Department raised $8,495 dollars during the 2019 firefighter stairclimb challenge. 15 members of the OFD made their way up 1204 stairs at Calgary's BOW Building in full duty gear. Money raised during the annual stairclimb challenge support firefighters and citizens living with cancer through Wellspring Calgary.

The significant athletic achievement that is the firefighter stairclimb challenge took place last weekend in Calgary.

Nearly 600 firefighters from across North America climbed the 1204 steps at the BOW Building on Sunday wearing full duty gear.

Noel D'arcy with the Olds Fire Department says 15 of their members participated.

D'arcy says Spencer Parrott was the quickest member of the Olds Fire Department as he made it up over 1200 stairs in 14 minutes and 48 seconds, which put him in 46th place out of the 484 male firefighters who took the challenge this year.

D'arcy was pleased with his own performance this year as he wound up in 84th place with a time of 16 minutes and 4 seconds.

He explains how much the Olds Fire Department was able to raise to support firefighters and citizens living with cancer through Wellspring Calgary.

According to D'arcy, the OFD raised about $15,000 a couple of years ago but he says they seem to have reached a plateau recently around the $8,000-9,000 mark. He thanks everyone who contributed to the important cause.

Nearly 600 firefighters from across North America participated in the 5th annual event.

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