Though firefighters face death every day on the job, LAFD member Steve Stern plans to face it off the clock as well.
The firefighter/paramedic will test his mettle during Death Race 2012, a grueling competition designed to test (and break) the body and mind of all who participate. Don’t believe us? Watch the video below.
Of the approximately 300 people who enter each year, fewer than 10 percent even finish the course, which takes as long as 48 hours to complete. Navy Seals, Marines — even battle-hardened contestants often don’t finish. As you can imagine, the prize money is substantial, which is why Stern’s heroism goes beyond fighting fires and participating in Death Race.
Stern has vowed to donate 100 percent of his winnings to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund, a charity that provides assistance to injured firefighters and their families.
Death Race 2012 takes place Friday, June 15, in Pittsfield, VT. Please join us in rooting for him and by donating online now.
Since 1906, firefighters have entrusted Firemen’s Relief to assist them and those they leave behind with programs such as the LAFRA Fire Medical Plan, Relief Fund, Life & Accident Fund and the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund.