Photo: CFA Malmsbury Captain Linda Krive (left) and her daughter Ashley Krive (right).
Malmsbury Fire Brigade mother-daughter duo, Linda and Ashley Krive, are taking on this year’s Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb challenge to raise money and awareness for mental health.
The Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb will take place on Saturday, 10 September, when participants will climb 28 floors of Crown Metropol Hotel wearing 25kgs of turnout gear and beathing apparatus to raise money and awareness for depression, PTSD and suicide.
Motivated by getting in shape after her “argument” with cancer earlier this year, Linda said doing this year’s stair climb with her daughter will be special.
“It’s always been important to me to stay fit and healthy, and I was back in the gym the same day my cancer treatments ended,” she said.
“It’s been hard to get back to where I once was but the stair climb has been a great excuse to work out consistently and even better that it’s for a worthwhile cause.
“You really need to train and prepare for an event like this; my aim is to just get to the top safely.”
Ashley Krive has completed the stair climb challenge on her own before but said she’s looking forward to doing it alongside her mum this weekend.
“It was Mum who first inspired me to join CFA,” she said.
“She’s a great brigade Captain and is very supportive of me so I’m excited to complete the climb on the weekend with her.”
To make a donation to Linda and Ashley’s stair climb efforts, visit https://www.firefighterclimb.org.au/station/cfa/malmsbury/.