Black Hawk 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Black Hawk 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

2020 Registration will open in late spring and is open to the public:

City of Black Hawk Event Coordinators:

Rebecca Blondo

Firefighter Jorge Olivas

Ameristar Casino Event Coordinator:

Natalie Sachse


Past climb photos are located at the bottom of this page and on our Facebook page.

Thank you to the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa, Black Hawk Fire, Gilpin Ambulance Authority, and all participants who joined us at the 2019 climb. It was once again a memorable and emotional event. We are looking forward to another successful climb in 2020.

Tribute to a Heroic Journey

The City of Black Hawk 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is a way for first responders and the general public to remember September 11, 2001, honor the memory of those who were lost, and support a worthwhile cause. Your individual tribute not only remembers their sacrifice, but symbolically completes their heroic journey to save others. Participants climb to pay tribute to the fallen 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, 8 EMT’s, and 3 state officers whose photos and names line the stairwells.

The Black Hawk 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb began in 2009 at the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in Black Hawk, Colorado with just a few members of the Black Hawk Fire Department and Gilpin Ambulance Authority climbing to honor those who were lost on September 11, 2001. Over the years, the memorial climb has grown to involve other fire departments, City personnel, business partners, casino staff, family, and friends.

Fulfilling a Mission to Never Forget

Photo Gallery







Black Hawk Fire Department

Mailing Address:
PO Box 68
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Headquarters Physical Address:
137 Clear Creek Street, Suite 200
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Station 1 Physical Address:
196 Clear Creek Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Phone: (303) 582-0426
Fax: (303) 582-2229



Christopher Woolley
Fire Chief/Emergency Manager
(303) 582-2235

Rebecca Blondo
Executive Administrative Assistant
(303) 582-2248


Mark Schaller, AAS
A Shift Captain / Inspector
(303) 582-2225

Jennifer Hembroff, AAS
B Shift Captain / Inspector
(303) 582-2224

Shane Castro
C Shift Captain / Inspector
(303) 582-2222

Trent Ingle
A Shift Lieutenant
(303) 582-2241

Chris Reid
B Shift Lieutenant / Inspector
(303) 582-2242

Chris Williams
C Shift Lieutenant
(303) 582-2243