National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to host virtual National Stair Climb

Honor your fellow firefighters who died in the line of duty.

EMMITSBURG, Md. — This is the official National Stair Climb hosted by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation on Friday, Sept. 11 or Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. This event is virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions.

When firefighters die in the line of duty, the entire fire service and country grieves. We look for ways to make sure their lives and their sacrifices are honored. We also want to ensure that the families, departments and friends of the fallen find comfort and resources they need to rebuild their lives.

The National Stair Climb is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001. Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that the world knows that we will never forget.

The NFFF Virtual Stair Climb is a voluntary event. You should not participate if you have concerns about your health or safety. Always consult with your physician prior to any new exercise regimen. Your signature on the registration form is your agreement that NFFF is not responsible for any injury you may suffer due to your participation.

We encourage you to complete the stair climb, 9.11K Run/Walk or alternative workout between 8:46 a.m. and 10:28 a.m. on Sept. 11 or 12.

You can also complete the event any time before December 31 at your convenience.

The NFFF will provide an opening ceremony video, printable honor badges and a digital bell that will be available in September. Open to everyone!

The Stair Climb benefits the FDNY CSU and the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters. Please visit to register.

About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) honors and remember America’s fallen fire heroes, assists their survivors in rebuilding their lives, and works to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. Since its creation by Congress in 1992, the Foundation has developed many programs honor our assist our fire hero families and the fire service community. The Foundation receives funding through private donations from caring individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.

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