The Summerside Fireplace Division spent a few of the weekend atop a ladder truck on the Atlantic Superstore and requested for his or her firefighter boots to be crammed with money.
It was all in an effort to lift cash and consciousness for muscular dystrophy.
The fundraiser normally occurs round Easter.
“It received cancelled this yr as a consequence of COVID,” says Wally MacAusland, the division’s security officer.
MacAusland stated he thinks you will need to present those that might have muscular dystrophy that the group is there to assist them, particularly throughout the pandemic.
“It is one thing that the hearth division has been supporting since 1954,” he stated.
He stated all the cash goes to assist Island households.
Wally MacAusland, security officer with the Summerside fireplace division, stated the fundraiser obtained nice assist. (Tony Davis/CBC)
MacAusland stated the occasion was moved to line up with Thanksgiving weekend and the top of Fireplace Prevention Week.
Firefighters took four-hour shifts atop a ladder truck to make up a full 24 hours.
“I did the 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. shift,” MacAusland stated. “It was fairly chilly.”
He stated the ladder was solely about eight-metres excessive. It was too windy to increase it increased.
He stated the assist the hearth division received over the weekend was “superb.”
Summerside resident Judy Gallant says the group is at all times prepared to present again and assist out the hearth division. (Tony Davis/CBC)
Summerside resident Judy Gallant was one in all many who got here by to drop off a money donation.
“It is great. Summerside isn’t a big place. I am certain most individuals know some, if not all, of the volunteer firefighters which might be on the Summerside Fireplace Division.
“They’re on the market locally, they’re well-respected, folks respect what they do they usually need to give again.”
The occasion usually raises about $4,500. (Tony Davis/CBC)
Gallant stated she is aware of that many fireplace departments in Canada increase cash for a similar trigger, however she stated she hopes her native fireplace division manages to lift probably the most.
There is no such thing as a remaining tally but. MacAusland stated it’s usually round $4,500.
Extra from CBC P.E.I.