The 5pm Post – Stair Climb to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

by Prince Of Petworth April 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm 19 Comments

From an email:

Next week (Wed. April 25th) my office along with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is doing a memorial stair climb at the Washington Hilton in Dupont (1919 Connecticut Ave NW). Participants pay a $25 fee, climb 110 flights of stairs in memory of a firefighter lost on 9/11. NFFF gets the proceeds. For more information on the Foundation you can visit firehero.org.

For more information and to sign up visit here.

  • It’s a great event for a great cause. Message me with any questions. Thank PoP!

  • Robert

    I’m excited about this event. I have done some events with them before and they are always very professional and rewarding. Plus how can you argue against this cause?

  • jec128

    What a great idea to help out our heroes!

  • jtm

    Sounds like a great event!

  • Anonymous

    so confused. there cannot possibly be 110 flights of stairs in the hilton…

    • Didn’t know it went 90 stories below ground? The event is a loop. Walk up, walk down, walk up until you have completed. 10 flights at a time.

      Sounds easier than it is and firefighters will do this is their turnout clothes.

      • Anonymous

        oh that makes more sense… haha

      • Florista

        Is there a time limit for completion? I’d like to do it, but I’m no marathon-er… Also, on the link it says ‘please no SCBAs.’ What are they (for my personal enrichment only, as I’m sure I don’t have any!!)?? Thanks –

        • joshua

          SCBA stands for self-contained breathing apparatus. it’s the mask and oxygen tank that firefighters wear. divers were a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA).

          • mac

            It’s just compressed air in the bottle. Oxygen wouldn’t do well in a fire.

        • Florista, no real time limit. Its certainly not like walking a 5K, but it isn’t so overly challenging. Its supposed to be taken at your own pace. The SCBA reference is for firefighters. (AKA the Hilton doesn’t want their walls smashed in by air tanks)

          • Florista

            Thanks, Sherlock and Joshua – had I made the SCUBA connection I’d have gotten it (duh!)…and I get why the Hilton wouldn’t want their stairwells banged up by such equipment!

  • Ashley

    Sounds great, thanks for sharing!

  • LaurenMcK

    Sounds like a great event!

  • Tom Lewis

    What a great event and great way to support those that help us every day!

  • Jessie

    Great idea for an event! These true heroes should be honored and remembered.

  • Dan

    Great cause, great workout. Puts the Exorcist stairs to shame!

  • Chris

    Sounds fantastic.

  • Janet Stewart

    What an outstanding event for a great cause! Everyone should get out and support it!


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