Sunday, OCTOBER 1
8:30 AM - Onsite Registration and Check-In Opens
9:30 AM - Opening Ceremony
10:000 AM - Climb Begins
WE INVITE YOU TO BE A CLIMBER AT Belmont Park OR A VIRTUAL CLIMBER
IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
HELP US HONOR ALL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS!
"Every day, here in New York City and across the country, firefighters go into harm's way, through every obstacle and climbing every step needed to accomplish their life-saving mission," said FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel A, Nigro. "The FDNY is proud to take part in this fitting tribute to every firefighter who has made the supreme sacrifice and to lend our support to the families they left behind."
Participants will climb 2,200 steps in Belmont Park. These steps symbolize the 110 stories of the World Trade Center Towers - the ascent that FDNY firefighters took on September 11, 2001 – and the ultimate sacrifice that 343 first responders made that day. It also is a journey of hope, raising funds to help programs for surviving family members of firefighters across the country.
"The National Stair Climb is a tremendous way to honor all firefighters from across our country who have made the ultimate sacrifice," said Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF. "This climb is also a way to let the families know the legacies of their loved ones are remembered by so many."
The National Stair Climb is open to the public and to all ages. Proceeds will benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit (CSU) and the NFFF.
Participants will receive a name badge honoring or in memory of the firefighter or first responder for whom they have chosen to climb and an event t-shirt. Event t-shirts are guaranteed for pre-registered climbers only. Climbers also have a chance to receive commemorative items for their fundraising efforts.
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 Michael Tolley
FF Raymond Pfeifer
FF James Lanza
EMT Yadira Arroyo
THE CLIMB WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE. SORRY NO REFUNDS.
Parking is Free.
Attendees will receive a parking voucher prior to the Climb to place in their car.
*IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL STAIR CLIMB, YOU CAN STILL SUPPORT THE CLIMB AND NFFF BY REGISTERING AS A VIRTUAL CLIMBER. BY REGISTERING AS A VIRTUAL CLIMBER, YOU MAKE A COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF THAT YOU'LL CLIMB 110 LEVELS OR 2,200 STEPS ON OR BY OCTOBER 1st IN HONOR OF THE VICTIMS OF 9/11. VIRTUAL CLIMBERS MAY CREATE OR JOIN A TEAM. VIRTUAL CLIMBERS WILL RECEIVE A 9/11 NAME BADGE TO WEAR DURING THEIR CLIMB IF YOU REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017