Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 15, for the National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters held in Elmont, NY at Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Turnpike. The Climb to Remember is hosted by the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) in partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Participants climb the equivalent of 110 stories to symbolize the number of floors in the World Trade Center.
The event participation fee is $50 for the climb and after party. Opening ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m., with the climb beginning at 10 a.m. The climb after-party includes three-hours of unlimited BBQ along with admission to the Belmont Park races. The Belmont racing form includes races in memory of fallen FDNY members, Lt. William “Billy” Moore, of EMS Queens/Brooklyn, Firefighter Chris Slutman of FDNY Ladder 27 and Firefighter Steven Pollard of FDNY Ladder 170. All climbers receive a commemorative event shirt and a name badge for the firefighter they are honoring.
Interested in supporting but don’t want to climb? For $50 supporters 13 years and up may cheer on climbers and attend the after-party. Supporters 4-12 years may attend the event and after party for $20. Children 3 years and younger are free. For those that want to support, but cannot attend the event, they may join the virtual climb for $20.
The climb benefits the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to support the families of our nations fallen firefighters.
For more information, visit: www.nationalstairclimb.org