2017 San Francisco First Responder's Stair Climb
The San Francisco First Responders Stair climb was started to bring awareness and support to first responders suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Injuries. We hold the event each year around the time of 9/11 in remembrance of those that gave their lives and those Fire Fighters, Police EMS and dispatchers whose lives are forever affected by exposure to traumatic events. The non-profit funds raised will pay for first responders throughout the state of California to attend PTSD programs. We climb to save the lives of those that save yours.
On a daily basis, Firefighters, Paramedics, and Police officers are witness to numerous tragic incidents while on duty. This recurrent, cumulative exposure to horrific events is the reason that the Journal of Occupational Health estimates that approximately 20 percent of Firefighters and Paramedics suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), while the general population experiences PTSD at a rate of 3.5 percent. Treatment options are available, but many are not covered by health insurance, and must be paid for out-of-pocket. Oftentimes, these costs are prohibitive for the rescuer in need of help. This is why we climb.
About The Event
Each participant is asked to pay a registration fee of $50 and raise a minimum of $110 (501C3 donation). The non-registration portion of the donation will be used to fund the treatment of First Responders (employees of Police, Fire and Dispatch) for post traumatic stress disorders/ injuries. See "Use of Funds on the FAQ page and below. The registration fee will not be counted toward your tax deductible donation and will be used for the administration of the event. Participants who raise the following amounts will receive:
Minimum $110- Commemorative t-shirt
Lieutenant $1000- Commemorative hoodie
Captain- $5000- Fire Helmet Shield (only)
Chief $10,000- Fire Helmet & Shield
Life Saver $15,000- Axe Plaque