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Do you have what it takes?

This year marks the 7th annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in support of Wellspring Calgary. From May 2 – 15, 2021, hundreds of firefighters and members of the public will participate in the virtual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge. In most years, this is a live event at The Bow building in Calgary, Alberta, but this year will be a virtual event – with new ways to involve and engage participants. What remains the same is that individuals and teams will still have to climb the same number of stairs as The Bow building, 1,204 steps (774 vertical feet), and firefighters will climb in full duty gear.

Originally inspired by Kathy Blas, sister of local fallen firefighter Gord Paul, the event and its proceeds support firefighters and citizens in our community who are fighting cancer. This event is made possible thanks to the generous support and involvement of the Calgary Fire Department, the International Association of Firefighters Local 255 and our event sponsors.

How it Works

Firefighters and members of the public from all over come together online to compete and climb 1204 stairs – all while raising money for Wellspring Calgary!

Why We Climb

Cancer is a prevalent occupational hazard of the firefighter’s job. Proceeds from this event ensure Wellspring Calgary can provide supportive care to firefighters and citizens living with cancer.

News & Stories

News and Updates

Red Deer Has What It Takes

While Red Deer has a multitude of wondrous qualities, this year it can add to the list … a set of ‘Competitive Stairs’ for firefighters who are competing in the 7th annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in support of Wellspring Calgary.

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News and Updates

Stairclimb Kick-Off | Chief vs Chief

Join us for the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge kick-off, hosted by CBC’s Angela Knight on Facebook Live, where Chief of Police, Mark Neufeld, and Fire Chief, Steve Dongworth will kick things off with a head-to-head challenge for fastest climb!

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Thank you to our event partners