EIGHT members of the Rockingham Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service climbed 1103 steps up Perth’s tallest building to raise more than $2000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The team completed the challenge last Sunday wearing firefighting clothing, including overtrousers, tunic, boots, and helmet, with individuals’ times ranging from 13 to 30 minutes.
Five of the participants also wore breathing apparatus equipment, adding an extra 15 kilograms of weight.
Brigade captain Andrew Munro said fitness had always been an important part of being part of the brigade.
“But the last few months the team has been undertaking extra training twice weekly at Point Peron and a multi-storey building on HMAS Stirling to prepare for the gruelling 1103 steps up the 55 floors of Central Park,” he said.
Captain Munro said he was proud of what his crew had achieved.
“Everyone has put in an admirable effort,” he said.
“In addition to normal brigade duties, the team managed to regularly attend extra training, raise over $2000 for the MS Society and achieve some fantastic times on the day.”