WE INVITE YOU TO BE A CLIMBER AT FDIC OR A CLIMB SUPPORTER!
HELP US HONOR ALL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS!
Every day, across the country, firefighters go into harm's way, through every obstacle and climbing every step needed to accomplish their life-saving mission. The NFFF, in partnership with FDIC, is proud to host 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 Lucas Oil Stadium. 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 FDIC 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 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is open to the public and to all ages. Proceeds will benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit (CSU) and the NFFF.
Climb participants will receive a 9/11 Memorial name badge and an event t-shirt. Climbers also have a chance to receive commemorative items for their fundraising efforts.
All climb participants who register online are guaranteed a FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Commemorative Challenge Coin and event t-shirt.