Fiona Corfield

Climbing for CFA Sebastopol

On Saturday 10th September 2022, 600 Firefighters and other Emergency Service Personnel will “step up to fight depression, PTSI and suicide” by climbing the 28 floors of Crown Metropol Hotel wearing 25kgs of turnout gear and breathing apparatus.
This year, with your help, we aim to raise $500,000 for Lifeline, Fortem Australia and the 000Foundation, to improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas and raise awareness of Mental health issues like depression, Post Traumatic Stress Injury and suicide, especially for those within the Emergency Service and Defence communities.. we must ask ARE THEY TRIPLE OK?
•3 million Australians are living with depression and anxiety
•1 in 4 Australians will suffer from a mental illness in their lifetime
•Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44
•Over 3,000 Australians die by suicide every year, an average of eight people every day.
•10% of our Emergency Services Members suffer from PTSI
•In 2015 alone, 41 members of the Australian Defence Force died by their own hand on home soil, which is more than we lost on the battlefield during 14 years of war in Afghanistan
•Between 2001 and 2016, 373 members of the ADF took their own lives
Its a battle no one should ever have to begin and certainly never fight alone! This one is personally very close to home. Can you \\\\\\\\”STEP UP\\\\\\\\” and help me make a difference?

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 Gerard J Duffy in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Gerard J Duffy.

So far, I've raised $113 of my $500 fundraising goal.

Race result


14:36.810 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 Fiona’s friends

Previous year’s results



10:44.977 Donned and started


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12:37.76 Donned and started


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14:39.80 Donned only