A Beltline area rooftop is the new home for six Calgary Firefighters this weekend.
It is the first ever Firefighters Rooftop Campout to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Mike Carter, president of the Calgary Firefighters Association, jokingly told 660News the group of five males and one female firefighter ‘almost’ have the amenities of home on top of Brewster’s on 11th Avenue SW.
“Almost, sleeping on plywood, that kind of thing,” Carter said. “We’ve got lots of volunteers. We’ve got some fantastic sponsors. We’ve got tents. We’ve got water. We’ve got an air-condition unit. We’ve got heaters. We’re pretty much prepared for whatever.”
The event kicked off with a pancake breakfast Friday and members showed up in several fire trucks to show their support. As is the nature of the job, many were whisked away, sirens blaring, for an emergency call.
Carter said some volunteers would be collecting donations in a firefighter’s boot but people can also donate online.
The camping firefighters have a schedule of activities to keep them busy over the weekend including CrossFit and a yoga session on Saturday.
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