The Fight for Air Climb is not only a great training exercise and personal challenge, but it is also a great way to build team camaraderie and boost team morale. Your team will also join together in an effort to raise valuable funds and awareness for the American Lung Association.
There are two categories in which to compete: Firefighter Full Gear Challenge and the First Responder Challenge. All climbers are timed using an electronic chip timing system. Each group has its own set of guidelines for competition. All climbers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate in addition to their registration fee.
Firefighter Team Captains: When registering, please make sure you select your Firefighter team division as well as entering your company name during registration.
Firefighter and First Responder Team Captains: When registering, please make sure you select your team division type (firefighter or first responder) as well as entering your company name during registration.
Awards will be given for both teams and individuals. See below for details.
All Firefighter Full Gear Challenge participants are timed during their vertical climb to reach the top of the 45th floor of the Carew Tower.
Open to current full-time, part-time and volunteer firefighters. All participants are timed during their climb up the Carew Tower's 45 floors for a total of 804 steps.
Firefighter Full Gear Requirements*: Participants are to wear full structural firefighting personal protective equipment which meets current NFPA standards. This includes: Boots, turnout coat and pants, helmet, gloves, and SCBA harness with air cylinder. SCBA face pieces and hoods do not need to be worn. Firefighters will not be on air. No axes.
Any equipment that you take into the stairwell must make the trip with you. No gear may be discarded in the stairwell.
Team Requirements: Teams of 3 more must be registered for the Firefighter Division to be eligible for the Firefighter Challenge.
FIRST RESPONDER OPTIONS Choose one.
Awards will be given in two categories. Winning teams will receive the traveling trophy for their category. Winners will be announced after official times are reported and after the fundraising deadline closes.