The only event of its kind in the region, the San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a unique and powerful experience enjoyed by thousands of patriots. Annually, hundreds of Firefighters, Public Safety Officers, civilians, and family members gather at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront to honor the memories of the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and to create an experience none of us will ever forget.



Each year, approximately 100 Firefighters die while serving their communities. Many more die from cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, stroke, and other injuries and illnesses suffered as a result of their service. But we can work together to honor these sacrifices and care for the Firefighters who assume these risks and the families who share them.


Join us in honoring the fallen First Responders on the 19th-anniversary commemoration of 9/11. Firefighters, Police Officers, Military Personnel, and Civilians will join together in a spirit of remembrance and courage to honor the memories of those lost 19 years ago. Check out our website for more information on how to honor the fallen, get involved, and give back to our current Firefighters.


Teams of Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Military, and civilians will climb 110 floors the same number as in the twin towers- and each will climb in the name of a fallen Emergency Responder whose life was lost on that day.


We will climb in the memory, and honor of the 343 FDNY Brothers, 23 NYPD Brothers and Sisters, and 37 Port Authority Brothers and Sisters, and to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by firefighters everywhere.

Funds raised will benefit FirefighterAid (formerly the San Diego Firefighters’ Benevolent Fund) the 501(c)(3) charity which cares for Firefighters and families through sickness, distress, and death.