Tait staff participates in 2017 Melbourne firefighter stair climbPublished on 29-09-2017
Earlier this month the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) held their Annual Firefighter Stair Climb, an event which saw 650 firefighters “stepping up to fight depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and suicide”. These fit men and women donned 25kg of full firefighting kit, including breathing apparatus, before climbing the 28 floors of the Crown Metropol Hotel – essentially simulating the actions that a firefighter goes through when entering a burning high-rise building. Tait announced that the company is honored to have supported the Firefighter Stair Climb for the third year running, providing communications support to help ensure the event goes smoothly.
As a sponsor, TAIT is offered a spot in the race every year and 2017 was Service Repair Manager Alasdair MacIntyre’s turn to step up to the challenge. Alasdair’s goal was to beat his colleague – and last year’s Tait participant – Support Delivery Manager Simon Nieper’s time, a feat Alasdair achieved in a very respectable 4 min 36 sec! This resulted in an overall placing of 23 out of 650 trained firefighters.