On 23 May 2015, undeterred by driving rain and chilling Auckland temperatures, a team of Tait Tough employees showcased their support for fire services and Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) at the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge.

Now in its 11th year, the Stair Challenge invites firefighters from around the world to raise funds and awareness for LBC by racing up 51 floors (all 1,103 steps) of the Sky Tower wearing full firefighting kit weighing 25kg.

LBC is New Zealand’s national charity dedicated to supporting patients and their families living with blood cancers like leukaemia and related blood conditions.
Watch the overview video from the event

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Comms Connect kicks off in Melbourne next week with an exciting line up of speakers and topics running across three streams.

John Graham, Tait Solutions Marketing Manager, will present “Private LTE design and deployment experiences: lessons learnt in real life” – a case study of an Electrical Utility’s pilot Tait LTE network. Don’t miss it – Thursday 2 October, 1.30pm-2.00pm. View the abstract here

Tait is a proud Gold sponsor for both Comms Connect and the ARCIA Industry Gala Dinner:

Comms Connect Melbourne 2014 Event Details
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On Sunday, September 7, more than 150 firefighters from Australia and New Zealand took part in the inaugural Melbourne Firefighters Stair Climb, which saw career and volunteer firefighters climb 28 flights of stairs to the top of Crown Metropol hotel in full firefighting kit weighing 25kg.

Inspired by competing in the Auckland Sky Tower Stair Challenge, a Melbourne-based team went about organizing their very own firefighter-exclusive stair challenge and the Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb was born. The event simulates the actions of a firefighter... Continue Reading