A group of firefighters have taken on a record breaking journey around the world to raise money for charity. They stopped here in Phoenix, Az on their North America leg of the trip. They will log 26,000 miles, 28 countries, over 9 months.
The amazing thing is that they are driving one of their fire trucks, named Martha, from the UK on the long road trip. Since the crew is paying for the trip themselves 100% of the money raised will go to the charities.
They will stay overnight at Phoenix Fire Station #30 and enjoy our traditional Friday Fish Fry Night for dinner. Tomorrow they will join Station #35 for breakfast before taking off on their next leg of the journey. They will also be joining the crew at Station #30 on any calls that they receive while staying with them. Should be interesting what calls they get to experience.
FOLLOW THAT FIRE ENGINE is dedicated to the memory of Garth Moore, who passed away on 18th July 2009 at the age of 63, after a brave battle with lung cancer. Garth was a Fire Fighter at Wimborne Fire Station in Dorset and dedicated his life to fighting fires and saving the lives of others, over the course of his 33 years in service.
His son Steve Moore is FOLLOW THAT FIRE ENGINE’s expedition leader. The goal is to raise money and awareness for three charities; Macmillan Cancer Support, The Fire Fighters Charity and The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
So if you see them on the road give them a big wave.
Link for the website: Follow That Fire Engine