San Francisco First Responder’s Stair Climb
2017 San Francisco First Responder's Stair Climb
Hosted by: FirefighterAid
When: September 9, 2017 at 8:00am to September 9, 2017 at 2:00pm
Where: 555 California Street - San Francisco, CA 94104
What is the 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 (PTSI). The event is held each year in Septembert around the time of 9/11/01 in remembrance of those that gave their lives and those Firefighters, Police, EMS and Dispatchers whose lives are forever affected by exposure to traumatic events. The funds raised from our event will benefit First Responders throughout the state of California and help them to attend PTSD programs. We climb to save the lives of those that save ours.
Why We Climb
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% of Firefighters and Paramedics suffer from PTSD, while the general population experiences PTSD at a rate of 3.5%. 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 will pay a registration fee of $50 this fee is not tax deductible and is used for the administration and production of the event. Each participant is also asked to fundraise a minimum of $110, one dollar for each floor at the World Trade Center in New York City. All donations are tax deductable. The funds raised will be used to fund the treatment of First Responders (employees of Police, Fire and Dispatch) for post traumatic stress disorders/injuries and to help firefighteres and thier families in times of need.