Top Firefighter Competition

Every year, thousands of firefighters race up hundreds of stairs in full firefighter gear weighing over 45 pounds to raise awareness and funds to support our vision of a world free of lung disease; we have around 200 firefighters participate in Climb Tampa each year alone! Our mission hits close to home with firefighters because of their increased susceptibility to lung disease, including lung cancer due to exposure of gases, chemicals and smoke in the line of duty. Please join us in showing your support for these local heroes by voting via a donation for your favorite firefighter! Donations will directly benefit the participant's individual fundraising goal for the 2021 Fight For Air Climb Tampa.




Celia MerrittCelia Merritt
Celia has been participating in the Fight For Air Climb Tampa for 11 years. She is a Lieutenant with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and has led and grown the HCFR stair climb team for many years. Her mother, Gail, fought courageously through her battle with lung cancer and beat so many statistical odds. Celia climbs in memory of Gail, alongside her daughter Rylee.

Vote for Celia with your donation.