Brandon Smith

Climbing for CFA Whittlesea

Hi. On September 10th I’ll be climbing 28 floors in 25kg of kit and helping to raise $600,000 to improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas and raise awareness of mental health issues.

Please help me “Step up to fight depression, PTSI and suicide” by sponsoring me below.

Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of every dollar donated will go to mental health.

9/11 Memorial
The Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb remembers the 343 Firefighters that lost their lives in the line of duty on 11th September 2001.

My stair climb race bib will include the name and photo of FDNY Firefighter Matthew L Ryan in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Matthew L Ryan.

So far, I've raised $404 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Race result


6:52.93 Donned and started

Start Line Footage!

Crossing the Finish Line

Note: Some of the footage above may not include footage of you due to stream cuts or content changes for operational reasons

Recent donations from Brandon’s friends

  • $50
    Dianne Dendle
    6 months ago ● Congratulations mate, what an awesome role model you are as a Volunteer Fire Fighter and in your everyday Role.
  • $100
    Greg & Kerry Robinson
    6 months ago ● Good on you Brandon, we know you will do well as we have seen you do it in the past. Thank-you, and all other firefighters, for the great work you do for the community. We are happy to support such a worthy cause. ❤️ We hope to come and support you on the day.
  • $56
    Thomas McGrath
    7 months ago ● All the best with the climb mate. On the topic of climbing steps with kgs of kit on, I’ve been getting my own steps up at the Mernda RWS lately. Enjoy the day with friends, colleagues and continue the great work.

Previous year’s results



5:31.983 Donned and started



5:07.851 Donned and started


5:04.840 Donned and started