Climb to the Top, Boston
On March 7, 2015, participants will climb 61 flights of stairs to the top of the John Hancock Tower, New England’s tallest building. Climb to the Top is a unique event that raises funds to help nearly 18,000 people in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont affected by multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system that has no known cause or cure. Your support of Climb to the Top provides help for today and hope for tomorrow through education, support, programs, advocacy, and research funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter.
Minimum Fire Division Fundraising: $150
Why should I climb with my department?
Climb to the Top is a great way to motivate yourself to achieve personal fitness and wellness goals. Create a team with your department to train with a group, or use your everyday fitness activities to prepare. Challenge yourself to perform at your best.
Compete with other departments!
Show your department pride and step it up as you race to the top. The top firefighter teams will be awarded.
What qualifies me to compete in the fire division?
- You must have at least 4 team members to compete in the fire division
- PPE - Must be structural firefighting gear adhering to NFPA 1971. Both coat and bunker pants MUST have the liner in place. Bunker pants must be worn. 3/4 coats are permissible.
- BOOTS - All boots must be structural firefighting boots. Rubber, leather & lace up boots will be permitted, provided they are fire rated.
- HELMET – Firefighter helmets are mandatory
- AIR TANK - An air tank must be worn the entire climb in order to qualify your time for the Firefighter-specific awards. It is recommended that they be full, though this will not be policed.
- MASK - Masks are required.
- TOOLS - WILL NOT BE ALLOWED (axe, halligan, pike pole, etc.)
Lori Grande of WKLB-FM (center) with Firefighters from Holden, Massachusetts