CISN Country 103.9’s Chris Scheetz is back on the ground again after spending 30 hours, 95 feet in the air to raise awareness for Fire Aid.
The Fort McMurray benefit concert goes Wednesday night at Commonwealth Stadium and Scheetz was attempting to boost ticket sales and bring awareness to what the firefighters did to save the community.
“Thirty hours for me is a short amount of time,” he said from his bucket at the top of a ladder truck from the Parkland County fire department. “I heard from firefighters in the last 30 hours that told me they were up there fighting for 24 hours straight almost for two weeks. This is a small sacrifice, they made a huge one and I think we need to acknowledge that.”
Firefighters stopped by to visit Scheetz over the course of the 30 hours, but one visit stuck out for him. A firefighter from Fort McMurray visited and presented him with a Fort McMurray fire department patch.
“This is a man who lost his own in the fire, trying to fight it, gave up on his own house, because he couldn’t save it, and then continued to fight the fire for two weeks straight so the same thing didn’t happen to his neighbours.”
Scheetz’s plan worked, ticket sales have skyrocketed for the concert. There are still some left if you want to go catch acts like Nickelback, City and Colour, and Brett Kissel. They start at $35 and are available from Ticketmaster. (kb)