Fredericton firefighter to spend 60 hours atop ladder to raise money for muscular dystrophy

The Fredericton Fire Department is once again holding its annual ladder sit to raise money for muscular dystrophy.

Firefighter Jason Waterhouse will spend 60 hours towering over the Home Depot parking lot on Fredericton's south side, from 9 a.m. Thursday until 9 p.m. Saturday.

It's the 19th annual event, but only Waterhouse's third year sitting atop the ladder.

Waterhouse says the fire department has raised over $300,000 over the past 18 years, and he hopes to add $40,000 to that total this year.

In Oromocto, Captain Rick Hersey is going up as well, at the sobeys parking lot. He'll go up Friday at noon until 9 Saturday night

This year's ladder sit will also feature a performance by Fredericton's own Tristan Horncastle from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.