A VILLAGE'S part-time firefighters are getting set to break a world record.
The men from Skelmanthorpe are aiming to smash the 24-hour ladder- climbing record.
Ten superfit men will set out to beat the record of just over 65 miles.
They will take turns to go up a 30ft ladder, before sliding down poles to the ground.
If they complete the challenge they will have each climbed more than the height of Mount Everest.
Crew manager Nick Alderson said: "It's tough, but we're determined to do it.
"We've been training exceptionally hard."
Shoppers will watch as they launch their bid at the Asda store in Wakefield on the weekend of September 16 and 17.
The challenge is being mounted to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, a charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
To help the firefighters' ladder-climbing training scaffolding has been put up at the rear of the fire station in Cumberworth Road.
An appeal has been made for companies interested in sponsoring the record bid or offering their help.
Phone Mr Alderson on 07984 994371.