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Firefighters are a HUGE part of our annual stair climb’s culture, and a big draw to those who participate. (The challenge itself is a great training motivator and a team-building exercise).

Join more than 300 firefighters Sunday, February 13, 2022 in an adrenaline-charged stair climb up 48 storeys to the top of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel in support of lung health.

Firefighters participate in their own category, wearing full protective gear. Time chips are provided to all participants. Five awards are given at the event for in two categories: best climb time overall male and female; fastest ‘Masters’ climb time male and female and top firefighter fundraiser.

REGISTRATION is FREE for all firefighters. However we require that each team raises a minimum of $50 per firefighter.


Equipment Needed

Please be prepared to race in full firefighter gear:
-Pants (with liners intact)
-Coat (with liners intact)
-Helmet (hoods will not be worn)
-Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) will be worn and used throughout the entire Stairclimb.
-No modified and/or racing gear allowed

Each participant in the Firefighter division must wear gear that meets current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) structural firefighting standards. Gear that is found to be not fire department issue, and does not meet current NFPA requirements will subject the participant to disqualification for fastest climber.

Note: Most teams have to share SCBA's so please organize your team accordingly. It's not a problem if members of your team climb in a later Wave than assigned to accommodate this.

Firefighter contacts: coming soon