Due to the unprecedented circumstances, the world has faced in recent months, the Eighth Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will be held as a virtual fundraising event.
Event organizers have set a virtual fundraising goal of $125,000, and contributors may participate now through September 11, 2020.
A significant part of the Pierce legacy has been giving back to the community and fire industry. Pierce hosts the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb annually at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As we remember America’s fallen fire heroes, all proceeds go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives, and work within the Fire Service Community to reduce firefighter deaths.
The stair climb starts and finishes on the northwest end of Lambeau Field. The climb route is one full lap of the Lambeau steps. To ensure a smooth and safe event, climb start times are implemented in waves. Pre-register early! Waves are filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Each wave will consist of 343 climbers.
For the latest stair climb updates and answers to additional community questions, follow the event page on Facebook.
What is the Stair Climb?
9/11 Memorial Stair Climb events are a tribute to the 343 firefighters who gave their lives during the tragic events at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Members of the community are invited to climb the equivalent of 110 stories - the height of the fallen World Trade Center towers - on the steps of Lambeau Field. Each climber is given a badge with the name and photograph of one of the fallen firefighters to symbolically complete the climb with one of the fallen.
At the equivalent of the 78th floor of the World Trade Center towers, which is the highest floor firefighters reached on 9/11, each climber rings the fire bell in honor of the fallen firefighter on their badge. The stair climb is not a timed race and participants can climb to any desired level. An adult or guardian must accompany minors who participate.
Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in an effort to honor America’s fallen fighters. Since 1992, the non-profit foundation has developed and expanded programs to support that effort. The organization’s mission is to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes, provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives, and work within the Fire Service Community to reduce firefighter deaths.
Notice of Filming and Photography
When you enter the stair climb event, you enter an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media or any other purpose by Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., its affiliates and representatives.
By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video or audio recording taken by Pierce or the person or entity designated to do so by Pierce.
You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability and release before entering the event.