National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Age: 43
Year of Death: 2001

Brian G. Ahearn

Brian G. Ahearn‚ 43‚ lieutenant‚ FDNY‚ Engine 230. A father of two‚ he lived in Huntington‚ N.Y.

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  1. Brian, you became the 9/11 personal attachment for me because I did not know anyone personally who died that day.
    I was working at an insurance company on that terrible day, and although I felt real grief, I could not cry. About a year later a claim came across my desk; Brian G Ahearn, NY firefighter, homicide. The word “homicide” hit home, and as I read about you and your family the grief finally became tears. Thank you for loving our country and for giving your life for it. Thank You.

    – Marilyn Gwozdz
  2. When I was struggling, and I mean really struggling, during this years stair climb, I looked down at your picture around my neck and had a thought. That thought was that you were going through hell on earth doing the same thing I was doing in infinitely worse conditions. And you still went up. I was honored to ring the bell for you on the 110th floor. We will keep the fight down here, you watch over us from up there. Rest In Peace brother!

    – Clay Haley
  3. I just found out that I get to climb for Brian this year at the Oklahoma City 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. It will be an honor, and something I take very serious. It will be nice to have his name on my mind as I continue training for this event!

    – L Jay Geist
  4. Looked up His name and found this – I wanted someone that loved him to know, my husband David Loving, Is a lieutenant in the city -Richmond, Va. Yesterday, sept 10, 2017 – he did the Richmond stair climb and also ran the 5k afterwards with Brian’s ( Brian G. Ahearn ) name tag on his side – and so many others in his thoughts.
    Brian was with us yesterday and his picture is hanging in our house today (never forget!) sending you all love and prayers. Hopefully today fills you with many happy memories of his life, rather than the pain of America on this day. To his children – your dad will live on forever in the hearts of so many !! Be proud and do great things in his honor.
    Xo ! Love, the Loving’s in Richmond, VA.

    – Tracy and David Loving
  5. I am originally from New York (born and raised) after the 911 Attacks I followed the news very closely. When I heard about the 911 bracelets they were selling in honor of all those brave people who gave their lives, I ordered one. When I received the bracelet I knew it was no coincidence that I received your name, you served on Battalion 13 (which has always been my lucky number). I wear this bracelet every year on September 11th and pray for your family and give thanks for your bravery !!!! Rest in Peace, you are always remembered and honored, even by a complete stranger residing in Atlanta, Georgia.

    – Patricia Mashburn
  6. I had the honor of carrying your name on Saturday at the Green Bay stairclimb. It was the most humbling experience of my life– thank you so much for your sacrifice and your service to others– you will never be forgotten!

    – Carol Higgins
  7. Saturday, September 30, 2017 was the day I carried you during the Springfield Area 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. I cannot even convey the emotions I felt on that day as I walked the stairs to honor you and your ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your service. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

    – Stefanie Shell
  8. My sister Linda recently passed away and in sorting through her personal items I found a very beautiful memorial bracelet with Lt, Aherns name engraved on it. I would l love to donate this beautiful bracelet to a spouse,child, grandchild etc. A family heirloom to be treasured always thank you

    – lisa nelson
  9. Thank you Brian for your sacrifice and service 18 years ago. I climbed 111 stories in your honor today. Grateful for you and your families sacrifice.

    – Chas Martin
  10. So proud to carry you with me for the second time at this years 9/11 Stairclimb. You will never be forgotten

    – Carol Higgins
  11. It was a genuine honor to climb in memory of Brian yesterday in the 9/11 San Diego Stair Climb. I looked down at his face on my bags many times throughout the day and thought about what he possibly went through, and what his family still goes through to the day living without him. If you are his family, please know how proud I was to climb in his honor and that I will be one more person who continue to keep his memory alive. Sending all my love and prayers to Brian’s family xoxo

    – Lindy Sabbara
  12. I carried your brother at this year’s 9th Annual 911 Memorial Hill Climb in Fallbrook, California. I will never forget the sacrifice you made on 9/11/2001. May your family be comforted by God. We will never forgot!

    – John Choi
  13. Today I see your white rose in your name and it’s my birthday too! I know you are a hero and every March 8 I will remember you. Good bless you and your family an I will pray for you.

    – Francisco Machaen
  14. For 20 years now I have honored Brian Ahearn by wearing a bracelet with his name inscribed on it. I will honor all those firefighters who perished September 11, 2001; their sacrifice deserves so much more. God bless their souls and all the loved ones they left behind.

    – Deb Stein
  15. Shortly after 9/11 my mom sent me a bracelet engraved with the date 9/11/01 and the name of a fallen firefighter, Lt. Brian Ahearn. Every year I wear the bracelet and pray for his family and the others lost that day. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

    – Shelly

    – Shelly Lange
  16. While doing this year’s 9/11 stair climb on board Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport I had the honor of climbing for Brian. Around flight 170 I started to feel defeated. However, as I reflected on what the men and women faced that day, it allowed me to dig deep and overcome the little pain I was going through. It’s because of heroes like you I keep going, it’s because of heroes like you that I will keep fighting for this nation and American people until I no longer can. Rest easy Brian and god bless your family and loved ones.

    – Brian Bellefeuile
  17. this is my great uncle, i know that i didn’t know you, but i hope you made it to heaven, love you… may we meet in heaven

    – Kyle
  18. This is my Great Uncle, we have never met, but i hope you made it to heaven, and we can meet together in paradise… Thankyou for your service. Love you

    – Kyle Rodriguez
  19. Thank you for being so brave. Your actions were courageous and selfless. You are a hero in every sense and will never be forgotten.

    – Maria Greco
  20. I ran a very special race this morning and was honored to carry Lt. Brian Ahearn name badge with me during the run. Rest in Peace.

    – Deb Potter
  21. What a honor and privilege I have Running in “your remembrance for your heroic actions and sacrifice you made”, this morning in the
    Tunnel To Towers 5k
    Medina, Ohio

    – Joyce Stout
  22. Brian,
    For over 20 years now I have listened and watch on TV remembrances of that awful day in 2001. Unfortunately, you and your family are my only personal contact to all of the people who lost their lives that day. I want to tell you and your family that I do try to remember all the family gatherings that we had and to say that it is an honor to be able to call you a member of our family and a friend. My thoughts go out to your mom ( my aunt) on this day. She may not now remember you and your dad (who was also a firefighter and ultimately died as a result of having spent time looking for you and your firefighters brothers in the days and weeks following that fateful day)
    I know that the whole family misses you and we will always remember you and your family in our prayers 🙏 ❤️
    Your cousin,
    Daniel Ahearn

    – Daniel Ahearn