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Bayswater conquer charity climb
On Sunday 17 November Bayswater brigade participated in the Emergency Services Challenge to climb the Eureka Tower.
The Eureka Climb is Australia’s biggest Vertical race - 300 metres, 88 floors, or 1642 steps straight up one of world’s tallest residential buildings. The Eureka Climb raises money for the event's charity partners Whitelion and Interplast.
This year, Bayswater Fire Brigade up the anti and entered four teams (4 members per team) into the Emergency Services Challenge. There was one team completing the challenge in Structural Gear with Breathing Apparatus and the other three teams climbed in Wildfire Gear.
The 16 brigade members who participated in the Eureka Climb entered for a variety of reasons. While some of us are little bit crazy and like to push ourselves, it has been a personal journey for a number of our members. Some of the reasons have included getting fit, losing weight, beating last year’s time, or just simply 'it’s on my buck list'.
Our training regime over the past 10 to 12 weeks has been climbing the 1000 stairs, doing cross-fit, going to the gym, and/or just simply climbing the stairs at work. The age group of our team members range from 20 to 65.
The brigade members who participated in the Climb are:
CFA BAYSWATER 1
CFA BAYSWATER 2
CFA BAYSWATER 3
CFA BAYSWATER 4
Jason Sergant Ross
Congratulations to all four teams for making it to the top. It was a fantastic effort by all with our individual times ranging from 16.30 to 46.40 minutes. To Geoff Stewart, who is the team's elder statesmen and CFA veteran of 40 years, for climbing the stairs and crossing it off your bucket list.
Many thanks to Matt, Dave, and Kim as our photographers and support crew on the day. Great work as it was appreciated by all of us.
Bayswater brigade was able to raise approximately $2482 between all four teams. We would like to thank all the people and businesses that sponsored our teams. Your support and generosity was greatly appreciated by the members of the Bayswater brigade.