News and Updates

Important update regarding duty gear at the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge

The International Association of Fire Fighters and the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association have jointly released a notice on the emerging issue of potential health risks posed by firefighter PPE. Recent studies have revealed that Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), a class of chemicals that may be linked to cancer, are present in turnout gear.

Stairclimb Wrap-Up

Join us for the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge wrap-up on Facebook Live, where we will announce prize winners and hear from Calgary Fire Department Chief, Steve Dongworth, as well as Codey McIntyre, Acting President of the Firefighters Assistance Charitable Society.

Red Deer Has What It Takes

While Red Deer has a multitude of wondrous qualities, this year it can add to the list … a set of ‘Competitive Stairs’ for firefighters who are competing in the 7th annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in support of Wellspring Calgary.

Stairclimb Kick-Off | Chief vs Chief

Join us for the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge kick-off, hosted by CBC’s Angela Knight on Facebook Live, where Chief of Police, Mark Neufeld, and Fire Chief, Steve Dongworth will kick things off with a head-to-head challenge for fastest climb!