Firefighters make donation to Grand Forks’ Royal Canadian Legion

The Grand Forks Volunteer Firefighter Association donated over $2,000 to the Grand Forks Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #59.

The Grand Forks Volunteer Firefighter Association donates $2

The Grand Forks Volunteer Firefighter Association donated over $2,000 to the Grand Forks Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #59.

Every summer the Volunteer Firefighter Association hosts their annual Ladder-a-thon fundraiser, raising money to be donated to a local organization.

Held in Overwaitea’s parking lot, the event lasts 48-hours, as a firefighter climbs up and sits on the ladder.

“Every year we donate funds raised to different charities and organizations,” stated Dale Heriot, deputy fire chief. “This year we are more than happy to donate to the Grand Forks Legion.”

Heriot pointed out that the firefighters do rotate shifts, as there are no washrooms up there.

“Everyone does a one hour shift, or longer,” Heriot said. “They can do as many shifts as they want.”

Legion President Jerome MacDonald said, “I’d like to thank the Grand Forks Volunteer Fire department for their donation.”

MacDonald added the funds go directly to branch funds.