The team of seven firefighters that will participate in the Climb the Wall event for the BC Lung Association on Feb. 23. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Watch Hope firefighters gear up in under one minute

Department among B.C. firefighters preparing for BC Lung Association’s Climb the Wall fundraiser

Seven of Hope’s fittest firefighters are preparing for the annual Climb the Wall Challenge in Vancouver, a fundraiser for the BC Lung Association.

And part of getting fit is getting geared up in a hurry.

In the spirit of friendly competition, two of the team members took a video of themselves gearing up as quickly as possible. And doing so earned them some bragging rights — they’re the fastest team of all those who’ve participated so far.

The BC Lung Association shared the video on their Facebook page.

“Time for our veteran Team – Hope Firefighters (Hope Fire Department) to strut their stuff!” they posted. “Here we have Peter Faulkner and Branden Stewart giving our first 2 GEAR UP CHALLENGERS a run for their money! At :53 seconds they’ve jumped into FIRST PLACE! What rockstars!”

The Hope Fire Department will be at the Hope Legion on Saturday, Feb. 8, running the meat draw from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

All funds raised will go toward their Climb the Wall funds. Climb the Wall is on Feb. 23 at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre. So far, the Hope team has raised $775.

READ MORE: Hope firefighters facing down 48 flights for lung health


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