NFFF Stair Climb

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation & WHVL to Host the Central Pennsylvania 9/11 Stair Climb The Central Pennsylvania 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb presented by WHVL-TV is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters, police, and EMS who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001. Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter, police officer, or EMS by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your individual tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 10 EMS are honored and that the world knows that we will never forget.

The event will be held on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 OR SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2020. This event is virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions. We encourage you to complete the stair climb, 9.11K Run/Walk or alternative workout between 8:46 am and 10:28 am on September 11 or 12. You can also complete the event anytime before December 31 at your convenience. The NFFF will provide an opening ceremony video that will be available in September.

The Central Pennsylvania 9/11 Stair Climb is open to the community and participants may register as an individual or as part of team. The cost is $30 per individual or team member. All climbers receive a commemorative shirt and a name badge of the firefighter they are honoring. Anyone interested in participating may register by going to All proceeds from the Central Pennsylvania 9/11 Stair Climb will go to the NFFF. The NFFF funds programs to support the families of your local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit. For more information about the about the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climbs and the NFFF go to “When firefighters, EMS or police die in the line of duty it has a great impact on our communities and across the country,” said Penny Hain, General Manager of WHVL. “We wanted to find a way to honor the folks that we have lost while helping the loved ones, friends and co-workers they left behind.”


California Casualty has also committed to being a t-shirt sponsor for all of our virtual climbs.