The Drumheller Fire Department will be well represented at an upcoming cancer fundraiser in Calgary.
 
Deputy Fire Chief Duane Bolin and firefighters Merv Smith, Kyle Smith and Mitch Smith will be competing in a stair climb challenge for cancer.
 
The stair climb will take place at the Bow Tower in Calgary on May 7. 
 
"It's 1,204 steps (and) we're in bunker gear," said Merv Smith. "We're not breathing the air but we have the packs on the back and we start at the bottom and go all the way to the top."
 
Smith expects it'll take him 25 to 27 minutes to reach the top while the younger guys are expected to take about 18 to 20 minutes.
 
"It's to bring awareness for cancer for firefighters and citizens of all spectrums," Smith told Drum FM. 
 
The event is organized by the Calgary Firefighters Benevolent Society, which is a group who supports firefighters and their families in times of need. 
 
The climb will be about 775 vertical feet. Anyone wishing to support the cause and the local team can click here. 

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