2021 Columbus, Ohio 9-11 Stair Climb

The 24-7 COMMITMENT team in Columbus, Ohio is honored to be hosting the Columbus 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb.

This year we'll be hosting our event at Fortress Obetz (2015 Recreation Trail, Obetz, OH 43207).

The Columbus 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb 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 Stair Climb benefits the FDNY CSU, helps defray the costs to send FDNY families to Memorial Weekend and helps fund the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.


Stair Climb Details:

08am:  Sign in begins.
8:45am: Opening Ceremony
9-11am: There are 3 time slots to choose from at time of registration:  9AM, 10AM or 11AM. (Registration is limited, and there are no day of registrations this year.)

*New for 2021*

This year we will have food trucks, beverages, and beer available during and after the event. Stay and watch a bit of the Buckeye's Home Opener.  See you there!!!



  • Q.Can anyone climb?

    A.Yes!  The stair climb is open to anyone and is family friendly.  Children who participate should be able to climb on their own.   We generally see the youngest ages around 8 – 10 years old.

  • Q.What do we wear?

    A.Dress like you’re going to a work out.   Some firefighters who participate will wear turn out gear and SCBA’s to honor the fallen in their profession.  This is optional.

  • Q.How long will it take?

    A.This year we are climbing at The Fortress-Obetz in a large outdoor stadium – We will allow 150 climbers max per session.   To reach 110 flights, we will cycle thru the stadium 8 times.  This can typically be completed in less than 2 hours, or 1 hour for those in really good condition.

  • Q.Can I climb virtually?

    A.Yes!  There is a virtual option you can register for to walk or climb on your own.  We especially encourage this as we work to keep everyone safe and healthy.  *No shirt or other gifts offered for virtual fundraising option.

  • Q.Can I walk, or do I have to climb?

    A.Yes!  We added a walking option this year as well.  The Fortress-Obetz stadium allows for ample room to walk while the climbers are climbing.  So if climbing isn’t your thing, you can still come and support the cause in a safely distanced setting.

  • Q.Where is the 2021 Stair Climb?

    A.Fortress Obetz
    2015 Recreation Trail
    Obetz, OH 43207



*Registration is limited and there will not be any registrations the day of the Climb.*

Registration is $40 online.
(*Includes a commemorative t-shirt guaranteed only if registered by 
August 25th.)

"Virtual" Climber Registration, $40, no shirt.

Walkers are welcome to circle the stadium in support instead of climbing.



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