Volunteer Northern Arm firefighter Robert Fisher braved a rainy morning today to begin a 429-kilometre walk to raise money for his local fire department. Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
Volunteer Northern Arm firefighter Robert Fisher left Confederation Building in St. John's this morning - in the rain - on a trek to raise money for a new fire truck for the Northern Arm Fire Department.
It's the beginning of his 429-kilometre walk to the central Newfoundland community.
Fisher said he wasn't deterred by the rain.
"I've been out in it all anyway. I've been out in minus 18, snowstorms, rain," the retired phys-ed teacher said of his training for the walk.
"This is just more of it, that's all."
His wife Maxine will follow in their pickup.
The department needs to raise 10 per cent of more than $200,000 it will cost for a new truck - the province would kick in 90 per cent if the purchase is approved.
Anyone wishing to donate to the "Trek for the Truck" can stop by the Northern Arm town hall or call 709-257-3482.