An Edmonton firefighter stood in a coffin filled with ice as part of a campaign to raise awareness about muscular dystrophy.
A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire and Rescue Services confirmed that Wes, the firefighter who participated in the exercise, was in the ice coffin for a total of two hours and 20 minutes.
The initiative is coupled with Edmonton Firefighter’s Rooftop Campout to raise awareness for the 50,000 Canadians who are affected by neuromuscular disorders.
— Ernie Iceman (@Ernieiceman) February 12, 2020
— Jon Dziadyk — Ward 3 (@JonDziadyk) February 12, 2020
ICE COFFIN FIRE FIGHTERS RASING MONEY FOR MUSCULAR DYSTORPHY WE LOVE EDMONTON ❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/7z26Erq5wF
— Pro Plumbing 780-462-2225 (@Edmproplumbing) February 12, 2020
Edmonton Firefighters have been raising awareness and funds for muscular dystrophy since 1954.
This year, they look to raise $100,000.