2020 National Stair Climb to be held virtually

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will provide an opening ceremony video, printable honor badges and a digital bell for this year's event


By Laura French

EMMITSBURG, Md. — The 2020 National Stair Climb to honor the firefighters who died responding to the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be held as a virtual event this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) announced

Participants are encouraged to climb the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center, complete a 9.11K run or walk or complete an alternative workout between 8:46 a.m. and 10:28 a.m. on Sept. 11 or Sept. 12. The event is open to anyone to participate in independently. 

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announced that this year's 2020 National Stair Climb will be held as a virtual event.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation announced that this year's 2020 National Stair Climb will be held as a virtual event. (Photo/NFFF)

The NFFF will provide an opening ceremony video, printable honor badges and a digital bell available in September to mark the event. 

The event benefits the FDNY Counseling Service Unit and the NFFF's programs to support the families of fallen firefighters. 

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