Honor your fellow firefighters who died in the line of duty
This is the official FDNY National Stair Climb in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation


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October 1, 2017

Belmont Park

2150 Hempstead Turnpike

Elmont, NY 11003

Onsite Registration: 8:30AM

Opening Ceremony: 9:30 AM

Climb Start: 10:00 AM

Climb End: 11:30 AM

Registration will be available onsite the day of the event starting at 8:30a.m. 

Cost is $50 for climbers

$65 for Climb and After Party

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.

Join hundreds of FDNY firefighters as well as firefighters from around the Country to honor America’s fallen heroes.

Gates open and on-site registration begins at 8:30 am. Participants will climb the equivalent of 110 stories to symbolize the number of floors in the Twin Towers.  All climbers will receive a commemorative event shirt and a name badge for the firefighter they are honoring.

The stair climb is a family event and we encourage you to bring your spouses, children, family and friends. An After Climb Party and the Belmont Races will begin at 11:30 am, featuring a BBQ Buffet and unlimited draft beer and soda. There will also be bounce castles, pony rides and fun for the entire family. In addition, the New York Racing Association will raffle two (2) 2018 Belmont Stakes Day reserved seats valued at $200 each, and will assign a minimum of five (5) race names for the FDNY to use to honor their fallen.

Belmont Racecard will include races to honor the following members of the FDNY:

Deputy Commissioner William Feehan

Chief of Department Peter Ganci, Jr.

Assistant Chief Gerard Barbara

Assistant Chief Donald Burns

Deputy Chief Michael Fahy

FF William Tolley

FF Raymond Pfeifer

FF James Lanza

EMT Yadira Arroyo


$35 for the Climb         
$50 for the Climb and After Party         
$50 for Climb Supporters and After Party
$35 for After Party tickets for ages 16 and above
$25 for After Party tickets for children ages 4-15
Children 3 and under are FREE



Can’t be in New York? Join in the virtual climb for $20



The Stair Climb benefits the FDNY CSU, helps cover the costs for FDNY families to attend Memorial Weekend and the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.



Check out the photos from the 2016 National Stair Climb