Customers at the Soda City Market on April 6 got to see quite the sight as dozens of people showed up to take turns pulling CFD firetrucks.
This year the CFD Firetruck Pull to benefit Curing Kids Cancer was held in the heart of downtown Columbia at 1200 Lady Street. Area fire departments, companies and church groups all entered teams to see who could pull a fire engine 50 feet in the least amount of time.
Teams that registered collected donations in advance of the event. Every dollar raised will go to help Curing Kids Cancer fund cutting edge research for childhood cancers.
The Firetruck Pull was hosted this year by Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and emceed by Mary King of WIS News 10. Two teams for Columbia Richland Fire took part in the competition.
When the event was over the Lexington County Fire Service claimed the best time for a 10-member team and Gamecock Equestrian had the best time for a 12-member team.
The Edisto Volunteer Fire Department also won the award for Best Fundraising Team as it collected roughly $4,000 in donations to benefit Curing Kids Cancer.
In total the event raised at least $35,000.
Columbia Richland Fire would like to thank everyone who helped make the Firetruck pull a success this year!