The 3rd Annual New York City Firefighter Stair Climb will be held on March 19th 2017. 343 firefighters in full firefighting gear will climb the 72 floors of 4 World Trade Center. The 2017 climb will also see climbing spots for the 37 PAPD and 23 NYPD officers killed on 9/11. While each participant climb in honor of one of the over 400 first responders killed on September 11th 2001, the climb also memorializes fallen first responders and military personnel worldwide.
The New York City Firefighter Stair Climb is foremost a memorial climb, however each year we do designate a beneficiary and mount a fundraising campaign for that organization. The climb also taps into firefighters’ competitive spirit. Climbers have the option to enter as a racer and be timed against other climbers as an individual or part of a team.