Steve Axup

Climbing for FRV Ormond

Hi. I’m stepping up in the Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb, which has seen firefighters come from across Australasia to raise more than $3 million for charity in the last 9 years – benefitting Burns Treatment, Cancer Research, Children’s Health and now Mental Health.
This year, we are aiming to raise $600,000 for Lifeline, Fortem Australia and the 000 Foundation.
These much needed funds will improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas and raise awareness of mental health issues.
These are issues that have torn at the heart of my firefighting “family” – we have lost too many of our brothers and sisters in the emergency services to suicide and an ever increasing number are seriously injured by PTSI.
Please help me “Step up to the fight against depression, PTSI and suicide” by sponsoring me below.
Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of every dollar you donate 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 Angel L Juarbe Jr in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Angel L Juarbe Jr.

So far, I've raised $575 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Race result


5:10.317 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 Steve’s friends

  • $50
    3 months ago
  • $100
    Genevieve McKenzie McHarg
    3 months ago ● Steve you will smash this! Such an honour to have been involved with this event over the years. Credit to yourself and many others who keep producing this amazing environment and event.. The honour in wearing a fallen fighter on turnout gear is priceless. Thankfully your dedication and honour helps many who are here serving. Enjoy the day ❤️
  • $25
    Claire robinson
    3 months ago ● Your awesome Steve!
  • $100
    Di Banks
    3 months ago ● What a fabulous cause I’m sure you’ll smash it!
  • $25
    Amanda Kennedy
    3 months ago ● Hey Steve Thanks for everything you do on shift and after hours. Your assistance to my work colleague Helen Is why I am in awe of all first responders. Cheers and keep smiling Amanda

    Thank you so much Amanda

  • $100
    Helen Roberts
    3 months ago ● Such a worthy cause. I will be doing the climb with you in spirt 😀 My Hero 😍

    Thank you so much my friend

  • $25
    Maureen Lange
    3 months ago ● Well done cuz, M

    Thanks Cuz

  • $50
    Graeme Scorringe
    3 months ago ● Hi Steve - I know you will do well because you’ve always punched above your weight and always give 150% !

    Thank you so much for everything Graeme

Previous year’s results




4:56.187 Donned and started


4:40.430 Donned and started


5:05.830 Donned and started


4:35.13 Donned and started


4:38.410 Donned and started


4:34.390 Donned and started