JUST A MO: (L-R) Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Gladstone firefighters Tom Neville, Steve Axon, Chris Brett and Aaron Sands are participating in Movember this year.
JUST A MO: (L-R) Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Gladstone firefighters Tom Neville, Steve Axon, Chris Brett and Aaron Sands are participating in Movember this year. Brenda Strong GLAMOWV

Gladstone firies mo-tivated to raise cash for men's health

GLADSTONE firefighters are going for the "double whammy" this month, growing moustaches and styling mohawks, in the "Movember" fight against prostate and testicular cancer and mental health issues.

The month-long mission will see 20 Queensland Fire and Rescue Service firefighters abandon the razor as part of the national Triple Zero Hero competition.

Gladstone firefighter Tom Neville said the crew hoped to raise a couple of thousand of dollars.

"We're aiming to raise the most money in the state in the firefighter section," Tom said.

"If we can't raise one million dollars then we'll aim for a couple of thousand. We just want to do our best."

This year the boys are hoping to beat the mo-growing efforts of firefighter Aaron Sands, who caused a stir in last year's comp.

"You can only go so far with growing a mo," Tom said.

"We can't obstruct our breathing apparatuses when on a job, so we have to keep the facial hair nice and trim."

As for the wild hair - the boys say it's a work-in-progress.

"We'll make that decision at the end of the month," Tom said.

The crew are accepting donations at the Gladstone Fire Station on Breslin St, West Gladstone from today.