Pull-A-Plane fundraiser at the Wiarton Keppel International Airport (photo submitted)

Pull-A-Plane for Bruce-Grey United Way

Emergency services personnel in northern Grey and Bruce have found a new way to raise money for the United Way.

They called it the “Pull-a-Plane Challenge”, and it was held at the Wiarton Keppel Airport in Georgian Bluffs.

Four teams were involved — Northern Bruce Peninsula Fire Department, South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department, Bruce County Paramedics and the Grey County and Bruce Peninsula OPP detachments.

The main event was how fast a team of men and women could pull a twin-engine plane down the runway.

Team OPP came out on top with the fasted pull time for the 50-meter distance.

All the teams then combined to pull two fire trucks, with a total weight of over 30,000 kilograms.

A total of $2,000 was raised for Bruce-Grey United Way.

All four teams combined to pull two fire trucks at the Wiarton Keppel International Airport (photo submitted)