Published Friday, 27 September 2013
On Saturday afternoon, instead of travelling in the fire truck, Brian Coombes will instead attach himself to it and pull the 10 tonne vehicle 50 metres.
Brian told UTV: "I started off pulling a van and then I worked my way up.
"I have been slowly building my distance and the weight of the vehicle over the past six weeks, but it is different a whole new style of training for me.
"It's a really really big challenge. The record has never been broken by anyone."
Brian, who won three silver medals at the World Police and Fire Games, has been gearing up for this gruelling Guinness world record attempt for months.
And the father-of-two is confident with the backing of his colleagues he will be able to smash the record.
He added: "Whether I break the official Guinness Record or not my objective is to get the crowd down to support me and raise £10,000 for the charity."
Jenay Doyle, Community Fundraiser for Northern Ireland Children's Hospice said: "We wish him every success as he takes on this personal challenge which will raise vital funds for our charity."
Brian will be taking on the challenge at a health and fitness fair at Mossley Mill in Newtownabbey at 1pm.
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