FIREFIGHTER AND FIRST RESPONDER TEAM CAPTAINS: When registering please make sure you select your team division type (firefighter or first responder) as well as entering your company name during registration.
All Firefighter, Police, EMS, EMT or Armed Forces officers wanting to compete are asked to register for the event and have your team captain designate your Team Division as ‘First Responder’ and Company as your Municipality, Company, Branch, etc.
All climbers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate in addition to their registration fee.
FIRST RESPONDERS CHALLENGE
For Firefighter, Police, EMS, EMT or Armed Forces officers wanting to compete in this timed challenge to the 40th floor. Climb in full uniform and/or gear or in bunk shirts or department or branch shirts to designate what type of first responder you are.
No firearms will be allowed into the building by any participant. All climbers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate in addition to their registration fee.
All Firefighters are encouraged to take on the vertical climb to the 40th floor wearing full structural firefighting personal protective equipment which meets current NFPA standards. This includes: Boots, turnout coat and pants, helmet, gloves, and SCBA harness with air cylinder (sorry, no axes allowed). SCBA face pieces and hoods do not need to be worn. Firefighters will not be on air. All climbers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate in addition to their registration fee.
Please note: All Climbers are given flight times. Flight times are used to avoid congestion in the stairs and starting lines. In general, first responder flight times will follow non-first responder participants (subject to change). All participants receive an official Fight For Air Climb (BOLD FFAC) medal after they complete the challenge. After the climb, you can take your medal and brag to your friends. You made it!
First Responder Awards:
Highest Fundraising First Responder Team – The team who raises the most funds by the close of fundraising will be awarded a “Traveling Trophy” to take back to their home office for 2012 and the coveted 1st Team to Climb the Rhodes Tower slot in 2013.
Fastest First Responder Team - Note: This is not a relay. Team average will be determined by taking the top three times of individuals from each team, no matter how large or small the team.
Fastest First Responder Individual Male/Female Climber in Each Age Group - Age Groups: Under 40 years; 40 years and above.