Grant Rinas

I’m Capt. Grant Rinas, Calgary Fire Department, Station 11 D Platoon. I’ll be climbing to honor my brother-in-law, Cpl. Reed Leary, RCMP. We lost Reed to cancer 13 years ago. He was more like a brother to me, as I grew up with 3 sisters. Reed always encouraged me to join the Fire Service. He would say it’s a great job, one where people wave at you with their whole hand, not just one finger like they do with the police, lol. His words. This will be my first stair climb. I was hoping to climb last year, but post surgical knee rehabilitation prevented that. But this year, I’m ready. Coincidentally, Reed passed when he was 54. I will be 54 this year.

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