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New Zealand First Responders – Local brigades in Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge on May 19

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Source: Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand

On May 19, 950 firefighters take on the 1,103 stairs of Auckland’s Sky Tower for the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge raising funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

This year firefighters ranging in age from 16 to 76 years old will gear up with full firefighting kit and breathing apparatus weighing up to 25kg.

Across New Zealand, close to 200 brigades* and their firefighters are holding popular fundraisers such as car washes, sausage sizzles and quiz nights. More unusual events include hypnotist evenings and guessing the number of Lego bricks in a 10kg fire truck.

To date this year, firefighters have raised over $400,000 towards a fundraising target of $1 million.

The funds raised will help Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand run their vital nationwide service supporting Kiwis and their families who are living with a blood cancer.

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand General Manager Georgie Hackett says the support from brigades and their local communities is humbling.

“We are so grateful for the tremendous generosity and hard work of firefighters participating in the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge.

“This fundraising is the backbone of our service and helps us grow our vital support for families living with blood cancer in their communities right across the country.”

The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge is sponsored by SKYCITY and Auckland Airport.

SKYCITY Auckland hosted the first Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge in 2005, and the event has gone from strength to strength every year.

“We’re so proud to have Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand as a charity partner and to have an icon like the Sky Tower that has enabled this incredibly successful fundraising event that has raised nearly $6 million over the past 13 years,” says Brad Burnett, General Manager SKYCITY Hotels and Sky Tower.

To find out how to support your local brigade visit www.firefightersclimb.org.nz

*List of participating brigades listed below:

Numbers

• 51 flights of stairs

• 1,103 individual steps

• At 328 metres the Sky Tower is the tallest building in the southern hemisphere

• Firefighters will wear up to 25kg of kit

• 950 firefighters will race up the Sky Tower in 2018

Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand

• Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) is the national charity dedicated to supporting patients and their families living with blood cancers and related blood conditions. www.leukaemia.org.nz

• LBC does not receive government funding – the dollars raised from the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge help fund our core services including patient support, support and funding for research, awareness and advocacy

To support a brigade visit: www.firefightersclimb.org.nz

Key facts about blood cancers

• Every day, 6 New Zealanders are diagnosed with a blood cancer that’s about 2,200 New Zealanders a year

• The cause of blood cancers is unknown.

• These diseases can strike anyone, of any age, at any time, without warning.

• Immediate treatment may be necessary and that treatment can go on for months or even years.

–      A list of brigades is attached below.

Team Name / Brigade

Ahipara VFB

Airport Rescue Fire Auckland

Airport Rescue Fire Wellington

Alexandra Volunteer Fire Brigade

Army Brigade

Arrowtown

Ashhurst Fire Brigade

Balfour Volunteer Fire Brigade

Beachlands Volunteer Fire Brigade

Birkenhead

Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade

Bluff

Brighton Volunteer Fire Brigade

Cambridge

Canterbury Stair Climb Team

Cheviot VFB

Christchurch Airport Fire

Christchurch Firefighters

Clevedon Volunteer Fire Brigade

Clyde VFB

Coromandel volunteer fire brigade

Country Fire Authority AUS

Cromwell

Cust

Devonport vollies

Diamond Harbour Volunteer Fire Brigade

Dunedin

Dunsandel Fire Brigade

East Coast Bays

Fearal Coasters

Feilding Volunteer Fire Brigade

Fonterra Te Rapa

Fonterra Waitoa ERT

Fonterra Whareroa ERT

Fox Glacier Fire Brigade

Frankton Fire

Genesis Energy ERT

Geraldine

Gisborne

Glenbrook Industrial Fire Brigade

Gore Volunteer Fire Brigade

Greenhithe Brigade

Greerton Volunteer Fire Brigade

Grey Lynn

Halcombe

Hamilton Volunteers

Hastings Station

Helensville Volunteer Fire Brigade

Henderson Station

Himatangi Beach

Howick_VFB

Hunterville Stair Climb Team 2018

Hunua VRFF

Johnsonville Brigade

Kaikohe Fire

Kaikohe Rural

Kaiwaka 781

Kamo

Kaponga

KatiKati Volunteer Fire Brigade

Kawakawa Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade

Kawakawa Volunteer Fire Brigade

Kerikeri

KIRWEE FIRE

Kumeu Volunteer Fire Brigade

Lake Okareka Voluntary Rural Fire Force

Lawrence

Leeston Volunteer Fire Brigade

Leigh Volunteer Fire Brigade

Levin Fire Brigade

Lyttelton

Manawatu Skytower Team

Mangakino Volunteer Fire Brigade

Manly Skywalkers

Marsden 22

Martinborough Volunteer Fire Brigade

METHANEX NZ

Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade

MIDDLEMARCH

Morrinsville

Mossburn Fire Brigade

Motueka Volunteer Fire Brigade

Mt Maunganui Vols

MT ROSKILL 621

Mt Wellington

Napier Sky Tower Challenge Team

Ngaruawahia

Ngongotaha Volunteer Fire Brigade

Ngunguru Fire

Oakura Volunteer Fire Brigade

OCEANAGOLD ERT

Ohai Nightcaps

Ohakune Volunteer Fire Brigade

Okaiawa Fire Brigade

Omakau Climbers

Onerahi

Orere Point Rural Volunteer Fire

Otara

Outram Volunteer Fire Brigade

Paihia Volunteer Fire Brigade

Palmerston North Fire Station

Palmerston North Volunteer Rural Fire Force

Papamoa

Piha

Piopio Volunteer Fire Brigade

Pirongia

Plimmerton

Port Chalmers

Pukekohe

Puriri

Putaruru Volunteer Fire Brigade

Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Volunteer Fire Brigade

Raglan Volunteer Fire Brigade

Rahotu

Rakaia volunteer fire brigade

Rangiora Volunteer Fire Brigade

Rarangi Fire Force

Ravensbourne

RCTV41710

Renwick Volunteer Fire Brigade

Richmond Fire

Riverton Volunteer Fire Brigade

Rongotea

Rotorua Op Support

Ruakaka

Ruapehu

Ruapehu Volunteer Fire Brigades

Ruawai

Seaview Vollies

Seddon VFB

Shelly Beach Rapid Risers

Silverdale Volunteer Fire Brigade

Southbridge

Stoke

Stokes Valley Volunteer Fire Brigade

Taihape Volunteer Fire Sky Tower Team

Tamatea Rural Fire Force

Taranaki stairclimb team

Taupo Volunteer Fire

Tauranga Volunteer Fire Brigade

Tawa

Te Anau VFB

Te Aroha FENZ Brigade

Te Atatu Wahine Toa

Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade

Te Kauwhata Volunteer Fire Brigade

Te Puke

Team Dargaville

Team Porirua

Thames

The Governors

Tirau Volunteer Fire Brigade

Titahi Bay Fire Brigade

Titirangi fire

Tuakau Volunteer Fire

Tuatapere Volunteer Fire Brigade

Vegas Boys

Waiau Pa Volunteer Fire Brigade

Waikaia

Waikouaiti Volunteer Brigade

Waimate

WAIPAWA 63

Waipu Volunteer Brigade

Waitahuna

Waitakere Fire

Waiuku Volunteer Fire Brigade

Wallacetown

Wallan Fire Brigade

Wanaka Volunteer Fire Brigade

Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade

Wellington Operational Support

Wellington Rural Fire

Wellsford Volunteer Fire Brigade

Weston

Whakatane Volunteer Fire Brigade

Whangamata Volunteer Fire

Whenuapai Rescue Fire Service

WHITIANGA

Winton.
 

MIL OSI

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