Q: How do I register?
A: Come to the registration page on July 1, 2016 and fill out all the necessary information on the registration page. The $30 fee must be paid at the time of registration. All major credit cards will be accepted. There will be NO transaction fee as in years past. After 343 firefighters have registered, you will be placed on a wait list. The event is likely to fill up quickly, so register as soon as possible on July 1.
Q: Can I request a specific person to climb for?
A: During registration, you will have the option to select a specific name to climb for. Names are otherwise randomly selected and passed out during registration the morning of the event.
Q: How are teams selected?
A: Members of the same department will be chosen to climb together in groups of seven, or as requested. If there are less than seven members per department, or an odd number, they will be randomly chosen to climb with members of other departments, to make groups of seven. If there are more than seven members per department, teams will be selected randomly unless specifically requested.
Q: How can I sponsor the event?
A: We appreciate anyone interested in sponsoring the stair climb. Our goal is to have 100% of operating costs covered by sponsors in order to donate 100% of registration fees to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. We accept sponsorships of any amount and all sponsors will be listed on our sponsors page which will also link to your website. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q: Will T-Shirts be for sale at the event?
Q: Are press passes required?
Q: Can spectators attend?
Q: Is there a minimum age requirement?
A: Yes. A limited number will be available for cash or check (made out to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation). Credit cards will also be accepted this year!
A: Yes. In order to access the stairwell during the climb all credentialed members of the press need to pick up a press pass on the day of the event from the "check-in" table.
A: Friends and family are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair to spread on the lawn of the TN Tower. Opening ceremonies will commence on the plaza at 8:35am. For security reasons, only registered climbers and staff will be allowed to enter the building. Porta-John's will be available for public use near the main lawn.
A: Yes. All climbers must be a minimum age of 18.