Firies shake for charity

Leading Firefighter Steve McCarthy with his son Jamie and firefighters Matt Poppas, Sam Cleasby and Tim Lewis.
Leading Firefighter Steve McCarthy with his son Jamie and firefighters Matt Poppas, Sam Cleasby and Tim Lewis.

Firefighter Steve McCarthy said he started the fundraising initiative last year to raise the public’s awareness of Telethon as well as awareness of the airport fire service itself.

As a father of two, Mr McCarthy said he had experience with Princess Margaret Hospital and the work Telethon does for children and their families.

‘Everyone in the job has an underlying reason to look out for the community, that’s why they became firefighters, so it’s pretty important to all the guys to raise money for such a worthy cause,’ he said.