Friday, 25 March 2011

Firefighter Rooftop Campout

On March 30th, Fort McMurray firefighters will be holding our first ever Rooftop Campout for Muscular Dystrophy. This event consists of 6 local firefighters who will eat, sleep and live on a chilly rooftop for 4 days. We are very excited to host this event, as we are only the 10th city in Canada to do so. The rooftop we have chosen is Paddy McSwiggins, and we are thrilled to have their support. All funds that we raise go to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, which is a nationally registered charitable organization that helps people with a wide range of neuromuscular disorders. Please check out our list of events and come down with your family to support your local firefighters and our cause.

Event Schedule:
March 30th, 11am - OPENING CEREMONY. Come out to Paddy McSwiggins to watch as local firefighters get ready to begin their 96 hour marathon. Local celebrities will be there to help kick off the event and at 12:00 watch the ceremonial ladder raise accompanied by a local piper.
March 31st, 3-6pm - BBQ. Come out for an afternoon of fun for the whole family at Paddy McSwiggins. Only $5 to get a great BBQ meal and be able to visit with firefighters and check out our fire trucks.
April 2nd, 9am-1pm - PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Enjoy a nice breakfast with your family and firefighters to mark our last 24 hours on the roof. Come out to see fire trucks, ambulances and some public education displays.

A SILENT AUCTION for charity will take place between March 30th-April 2nd so come down and bid on these amazing prizes: 
  • A WestJet Vacation Package
  • A helicopter tour of the region
For additional information or to donate online, please visit or text the word MUSCLE to 30333 to make a 5 dollar donation. You can also follow us on Twitter at FmFirefighters or visit our facebook page at

Thank you,

Scott Germain
EMT-A/Firefighter 1st Class
Charities Committee

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