Firefighters step up to challenge

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SIGNIFICANT: The Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb not only raises funds and awareness for mental health issues in emergency services and the defence force, but also commemorates the sacrifice 343 firefighters made during the September 11 attacks 18 years ago. Compton CFS members Renee Ackerley and Corey Crafter were two of the 600 who took part in the event, each honouring the memory of a fallen firefighter during the climb. Mr Crafter also had a helmet painted in memory of those who were lost.

SEVERAL Limestone Coast Country Fire Service volunteers have “stepped up” to highlight depression, post-traumatic stress injuries and suicide by climbing 28-storeys in a Melbourne skyscraper while wearing 25kgs of firefighting gear.

Compton CFS senior firefighter Corey Crafter was joined by fellow brigade members Renee Ackerley and Blayne Price at the recent Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb, which raises money for Emergency Services Foundation, Lifeline and the Black Dog Institute.

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