Chris Fidler

Climbing for CFA Kangaroo Ground

I’m taking part in 2022 Melbourne Firefighter Steer Climb on on 10 September.
3,139 Australians lose their lives to suicide each year. Like many others, I understand the devastating impact to family, friends and colleagues.
We are acutely aware that Mental Health is an underlying crisis of COVID-19. The Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb aims to break down the stigma around mental health and be a leader in the emergency services community in the mental health space.
• In 2020, there were 3,139 deaths by suicide in Australia
• Nine Australians die every day by suicide
• Over 65,000 Australians attempt taking their own life each year.

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 Scott M Kopytko in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Scott M Kopytko.

So far, I've raised $1,500 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Race result


7:26.27 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 Chris’s friends

  • $750
    Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
    2 months ago ● Go Chris - we @AGIG are super proud of your efforts!
  • $50
    Kate Lamble
    3 months ago ● Well done Chris!

    Thanks Kate, and thanks for all of your support and encouragement.

  • $55
    Sue Edwards
    3 months ago ● Really admire what you are doing to support this very important cause

    Thanks Sue, I love that the organisers have linked the physical challenge with the very important role of supporting Mental Health initiatives.

  • $50
    Agnes Byrne
    3 months ago

    Thanks Agnes. I was so please when Brooke ‘offered’ to try on my structure gear today - I’ll have to send you a photo.

  • $20
    3 months ago ● good luck

    Thanks Kathleen

  • $100
    Ed Echols
    4 months ago ● Fantastic Man, Friend, Father and Husband! 24 yrs ago made myself and 5 other Texans feel welcome while in country kn a 6 month project. Cheers Mate!

    Thanks Ed, you guys provided so much friendship and support to us when we were in Tx. So happy we get share grandchildren photos. Great excuse for us to plan a trip back to Six Flags.

  • $50
    4 months ago ● Great work Chris 👍

    Thanks mate. May need to crack the Nant after this one!

  • $150
    Jennifer Fidler
    4 months ago ● Go Fred!
  • $25
    4 months ago ● Thanks for motivating me Fred

Previous year’s results




6:38.667 Donned only