9-11 Memorial Stair Climbs
How Can I get Involved?
If you are interested in participating, visit our events page to find an event in your area.
How Do I Coordinate a 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb?
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has created a detailed IAP to assist coordinators with planning a 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb. Specific components of this model will need to be modified in accordance with the individual local and venue, but the basic steps of planning are:
  1. Secure a venue and gather insurance requirements: Ideally, this is a high-rise building with an enclosed stairway, service elevator, and loading dock or covered area for staging. You will need to consult with the venue managers to determine what insurance coverage is needed to hold your event.
  2. Sign up to host a 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb to benefit the NFFF: Use the form below to sign up to host an event to support the NFFF. You will be asked information about your venue and your insurance requirements. Please have that information finalized when you sign up on the host form or we will not be able to post your event on the website until your information is complete.
  3. Market the events: Inform fire service organizations and general public in your region about participating in the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb, and contact local businesses for sponsorship support.
  4. Register participants: The NFFF will work with you to set up, test, and launch your online registration. If you choose register your participants through a system other than the NFFF registration system, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will not provide insurance coverage for your event.
  5. Stage the event: Order t-shirts and procure sufficient water for participants; ensure that logistical needs are in place; and coordinate set-up on the day before the event.
  6. Run the event: On the date of your event you will coordinate command staff and volunteers to carry out a safe, successful, and meaningful 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb.
How Does the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Support the
9-11 Memorial Stair Climb?
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) provides staff support for coordinators at all stages of event planning. The NFFF coordinates online registration for 9-11 Memorial Stair Climbs. If you choose to use the NFFF online registration, the NFFF will provide liability coverage for your event.
How Do the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climbs Support the Work of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation?
The registration fees and donations received from the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb events are designated to honor the fallen firefighters that died on September 11, 2001. This includes providing assistance to the surviving family members and co-workers of the 343 firefighters who were killed on 9-11.

Stair Climbs also reinforce the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives of the Everyone Goes Home® program by promoting physical fitness and firefighter training. The Incident Command System in place during the event enables firefighters, officers, and command staff to practice skills needed during high-rise incident operations.
9-11 Memorial Stair Climb Host Information

Required fields are marked with an *

Event Information

Stair Climb Date:*

Preferred Name of Your Event:*

Stair Climb Start Time:*      Stair Climb Registration Time:*      Stair Climb End Time:*

Event Type: (Please see descriptions below)*    

Total Number of Climbers:

If you selected other, please tell us more about your the audience for your event:

Do you want the NFFF to set up registration for your event?*

Event Location

Venue Name:


City:*      State/Province:*      Zip Code:*

Event Coordinator Information

First Name:*    Last Name:*

Department/Company:*      Title:*


City:*      State/Province:*      Zip Code:*

E-mail Address:*      Phone:*      Cell Phone:*


Insurance Requirements for Your Event

You will need to consult with the venue manager for the specific insurance requirements needed to hold an event at their facility. If you are a new host, please gather as much information as you can from the venue for us to issue the certificate. If you are a returning host, please do not describe your insurance requirements as "same as last year;" we will need specific information about your insurance needs.

Do you want the NFFF to provide insurance for your event? *

Name of the Insured (Certificate Holder):*

Any Additional Parties to Be Included on Insurance Document:

Please explain the insurance requirements for your venue:* (Please DO NOT use "Same as last year" for your description.)

Your event will be posted on the website after you have submitted all of the required information and insurance requirements for your venue. Once your event is posted we will create your online registration and follow up with you to finalize. Please E-mail all questions or additional information on insurance requirements to Lissette Garcia. If you have questions about online registration, please contact Jenni McClelland. For all other requests, please contact your regional coordinator.

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