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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. We can work together to honor these sacrifices and care for the Firefighters who assume these risks and the families who share them.

Join this living memorial on September 9th, 2017 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for the 16th anniversary commemoration of 9/11/01. Firefighters, Police Officers, Military Personnel, and Civilians will join together in a spirit of remembrance and courage to honor the memories of those lost 16 years ago. Teams and individuals will climb 110 flights of stairs, the same number as in the twin towers, wearing the name of a fallen Emergency Responder whose life was lost on that day. We climb in memory, and to honor each of the fallen 343 FDNY, 23 NYPD, and 37 Port Authority heroes, and to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by Firefighters everywhere.

About The SD911MSC

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 every year. 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.

Choosing A Hero For Whom You Climb For

The SD911MSC sells out at 1,200 participants. Each climber selects one of the 403 first responders (343 FDNY, 47 PAPD, 23 NYPD) who died on 9/11 to climb in honor of. For all 403 heroes we use their professional New York safety agency head shot to display on the climber badges. If you wish to use a different photo for your hero we suggest you print it out on your own and bring it with you the day of the climb. You can easily slide your picture into the lanyard and display it. We do not grant requests to change hero's head shots. We appreciate your understanding.


Early Bird Registration
Monday, May 1st - Sunday May 21st
$40.00 Kids
$50.00 Virtual Climber
$50.00 Public Safety
$60.00 Adult
Regular Registration
Monday, May 22nd - Monday September 4th 11:59pm
$45.00 Kids
$50.00 Virtual Climber
$80.00 Public Safety
$90.00 Adult
On Site
$110.00 Kids
$110.00 Public Safety
$110.00 Adult

Ages 5-13 = Kid
Age 14 and over = Adult

Public Safety ID must be presented at event check-in on the morning of 9/9/2017.

Priority start times are given to top fundraisers, not climbers who sign up during early bird Registration, or “first come first served” basis! If you want to ensure you absolutely get your desired start time, you’ve got to work for it. $110 is a great place to start!


7:00 am Climber Check-in Begins
8:00 am Food Trucks are open for service
8:10 am Opening Ceremony
8:46 am Honor Team #1 begins to climb
9:00 am Kid Zone is open
9:03 am Honor Team #2 begins to climb
9:37 am Honor Team #3 begins to climb
9:58 am Honor Team #4 begins to climb
10:03 am Honor Team #5 begins to climb
10:00 am Beer Garden opens
10:28 am Honor Team #6 begins to climb
11:00 am Band begins
3:00 pm Beer Garden closes

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Media & Photos


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2017 Video

Official 2017 SD911MSC Video: Click Link

2016 Video

Official 2016 SD911MSC Video: Click Link

2016 Published Articles

Thousands honor 9/11 victims and their families during memorial stair climb Click Link

Hundreds take part in 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Click Link

9/11 Healer to Memorial Climbers: ‘It’s OK (and Brave) to be Afraid’ Click Link

Stair climbing: a way to honor FDNY firefighters fallen during 9/11 Click Link

San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb honors lives Click Link

2015 Video

Official 2015 SD911MSC Video: Click Link

2015 Published Articles

San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Sets Record - by Bob Graham, Click Link

San Diego Firefighter 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb will honor those lost in 2001 attacks - KUSI Click Link

Stair climb will honor 9/11 emergency responders Saturday - Fox 5 Click Link

110-story stair climb honors 9/11 first responders - Fox 5 Click Link

San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb honors victims - CBS Channel 8 Click Link

Climbing stairs to honor, help, 9/11 responders - The San Diego Union-Tribune Click Link

Stair climb event held to honor firefighters, police and other emergency personnel killed on 9/11 - 10 News Click Link

2015 Published Articles Cont


San Diego Firefighters, Others Climb Stairs to Honor First Responders Killed on 9/11 Click Link

YPG firefighters climb stairs to honor their fallen brethren Click Link

2014 News Coverage of the Event

KUSI News: Click Link

10 News: Click Link

CBS 8: Click Link

2014 Published Articles

Bob Graham Article, First Responder Broadcast Network:  Click Link Click Link

Ken Stone Youtube: Click Link

Times Of San Diego: Click Link

Shadow Works Website writeup: Click Link

2014 Videos

Official 2014 SD911MSC Video: Click Link

Frog X Sky Divers Drop In On The Climb: Click Link

KSON Morning Show, John & Tammy climb 7 flights of stairs: Click Link

2012 Videos

Official 2012 SD911MSC Video: Click Link

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