Damien Powell

Climbing for FRV Greensborough

Climbing the stairs of Crown Metropol in MFSC 17 was a pivotal part of my recovery from an operational stress injury. If climbing the stairs in 2022 meant that it helped even one other firefighter in their fight, I’d be there to do it again and again.

On the 10th of September, I will be climbing 28 stories in a 25kg firefighting uniform to raise much-needed funds for Lifeline, Fortem and the 000 Foundation.

I need your help to make it happen — please consider donating as much or little as you can spare.

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 Daniel F Libretti in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Daniel F Libretti.

So far, I've raised $1,485 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Race result


6:48.380 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 Damien’s friends

  • $200
    FS 07 C Platoon
    3 months ago ● Good luck mate. We are sure you'll smash it!
  • $50
    Haylee Jesensek
    4 months ago ● Go Bro, Super proud of you not only for raising money for an amazing cause or for pushing your body physically, but for opening up and sharing your experience. It takes a tough person to do that and you're beginning to change the stereotype. Lots of love, Haylee xx
  • $50
    Sam M
    4 months ago ● Keep up the great work mate, smashing it
  • $100
    Sunny Yu
    4 months ago ● Well done mate. & Good luck.
  • $200
    Outfoxed Pest Control
    4 months ago ● Go hard ! We’re so happy to support you in your 2022 stair climb fundraiser. On the 10th of September 2022 Give it all you got.
  • $50
    Melanie Fenby
    5 months ago ● You’ve got this.
  • $50
    Nick Cain
    5 months ago ● Go get it, mate! Proud of you fighting for such a worthy cause.
  • $50
    Dianne & Mark Bell
    5 months ago ● Good luck Damien 👏👏😘
  • $50
    Reynolds family
    5 months ago ● Good luck. Such an amazing thing to do
  • $20
    Bethany Forkgen
    5 months ago ● Good luck! You’re doing the fam proud ❤️
  • $20
    Steve and Jenny Cain
    5 months ago ● Go Damien 👏♥️
  • $50
    Dale Jesensek
    5 months ago ● So proud of my boy x
  • $50
    Darren fox
    5 months ago ● Great work mate , you always have my support
  • $25
    Melissa Evans
    5 months ago ● Good luck Damien 💕
  • $50
    Debbie McCarthy
    5 months ago ● Good luck Damien and well done 👏👏 A very worthy cause ❤️ Debbie ,Macca ,Stephen &Beth
  • $20
    Katherine Strangos
    5 months ago ● Well done Damo!
  • $50
    Robbie Talia
    5 months ago ● Good on ya Damo.
  • $50
    Paul Scott
    5 months ago ● Great work Damo
  • $350
    5 months ago ● You've come such a long way and we are all very proud of you. Go smash it!

Previous year’s results


6:52.776 Donned and started


6:00.448 Donned and started