Narromine Fire and Rescue team fundraise for Firefighter challenge for MND

Narromine's firefighters have been fundraising hard as two of their members prepare to climb more than 1500 stairs to tackle a devastating disease.

Retained firefighters at Narromine Fire and Rescue station 401, Tony Coen and Lynden Davis are in training for the 2019 Firefighters Climb for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

The men will join hundreds of firies to climb the 1504 steps of the Sydney Tower Eye raising money and awareness for MND research on November 9.

The duo will be attempting to climb the 98 storeys in their full structural firefighting gear, while wearing a breathing apparatus, adding an extra 20 kilograms onto his weight.

The team were at Bunnings in Dubbo on June 29 hosting a sausage sizzle to kick start their fundraising challenge.


The team cooked almost 500 sausages, sold 300 cans of drink and make just over $1500 for their efforts.

"It was very, very busy," Narromine Station Captain Ewen Jones said.

"We thought we'd try something different this year.

"Because of the drought we feel a bit bad asking business for donations, but we will still try to do an auction later in the year."

Each dollar raised for the cause will go to Macquarie University, which has Australia's largest MND research facility.

Despite a target of $1504 last year Mr Davis has raised a total of $7438 for MND.

Captain Jones said while it's going to be a challenge to climb in the heat in November, it's all for a good cause.

"This year it's Lynden's third year and this will be Tony's first year," Captain Jones said.

Last year Davis climbed the 1504 stairs in 18 minutes and 29 seconds and returned in 21 minutes. He placed 37th wearing boots and came 106th overall.

"They're going to do it together which is good, it's better to do it as a team," Captain Jones said.

"They're going to do the station proud no doubt."

Captain Jones said the next fundraiser would be a auction, trivia and karaoke night in the coming months.

Anyone who wishes to throw their support behind the cause can donate by visiting

People can also donate by visiting the Fire and Rescue 401 Narromine Facebook page.