National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 37
Year of Death: 2001

Carlos Lillo

Carlos Lillo‚ 37‚ paramedic‚ FDNY‚ Battalion 49. Lillo worked for the FDNY EMS for 16 years. He trained to be a paramedic at Booth Memorial Hospital‚ now called New York Hospital‚ in Queens. Lillo’s wife was working for the Port Authority on the 64th floor of the North Tower when it was attacked but she made it out safely.

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  1. I have chosen you, Carlos Lilo EMT-P, to honor as I climb the 110 stories for the upcoming 9/11 Memorial Stair climb. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten and your spirit will live with us forever.

    Jerry Castro, EMT-B, U. S. Border Patrol.

    – Jerry Castro
  2. In April 2017, I visited the 9/11 Memorial in NYC for the first time since its completion. I was taking some pictures of the memorial and came across your name. Then this past Monday, at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO we had our 9/11 Stair Climb in memory of all our fallen brothers and sisters. We were asked to select a badge to wear in honor of a fallen brother or sister. Without reading all the names, I randomly selected your name. I can’t say why fate brought me to you twice, but I am truly blessed. Your sacrifice and selflessness that day will live on forever. You will never be forgotten.

    Stephany Lipscomb, EMT-B, Denver, CO

    – Stephany Lipscomb
  3. Carlos, today I rode in the annual 343 ride for fallen heoros. It is my honor to have recieved a dog tag with you name on it and it also let me know that you were a paramedic. You will never be forgotten…thank you for your service. May you eternally rest in peace

    – Susan willis
  4. Today I participated in the 9/11 Memorial stair climb at Lambeau field. I wore Carlos Lillo’s badge. God Bless you Carlos. Thank you for your sacrifice.

    – Julie Gregory
  5. i have chosen to honor Carlos in the 9-11 silent walk in Charleston, SC.

  6. My autistic son salutes you as one of the many heroes who lost thier lives that tragic day. Know that your ultimate sacrifice lives on as an example for my son. May you Rest in Peace

    – Alex Rybicki
  7. Carlos, I will be completing the Tunnel to Towers 5K with you this weekend. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you. It is truly an honor to carry you with me.

    – Jordan Bartlett, EMT-B
  8. Today,I honor Carlos in the stair climb in Panama City beach fl.

    – Susan fowler
  9. Today I participated in the Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb! I was honored to wear your badge and learn about you today! Thank you for your service and sacrifice to others it will always be remembered!
    May you Rest In Peace and God Bless your family!
    – Jeanie Malone – Firefighter
    Midway Volunteer Fire Department
    Midway, Tennessee

    – Jeanie Malone
  10. Today I participated in the Tri-Cities Memorial Stair Climb in Kingsport, Tn. I was honored to wear the badge of Carlos Lillo! I want to thank you for your ultimate sacrifice to save others that tragic day and for your service! May you Rest In Peace and God bless your family!

    – Jeanie Malone – Firefighter
    Midway Volunteer Fire Department
    Midway, Tn

    – Jeanie Malone
  11. There are Lillos in my family and I always wonder if we are distant cousins. I think of Carlos often and pray that his family is doing well and healing. You never get over it but you can get through with love and support.

    – Cindy Muggli
  12. I visited the 9/11 memorial last month and walked into the search area just to see if someone had my last name. By random chance the page with Carlos was already set in front of me and he was the rotating featured person on the wall. Imagine the odds, I’ll never forget him and proud to share his name.

    – Todd Lillo
  13. Going to the site Saturday with a friend to see the site and visit your name miss to u my friend.

    – Paul AdamsFDNY EMS 1324
  14. Carlos,
    I climbed 110 stories to honor you today at the Chattanooga 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. Thank you for your service. #wewillneverforget

    – Tina Smith
  15. Carlos and Family,

    I selected your name today in my first 9/11 climb. I picked you because you were one of the two paramedics lost and your name sounded Latino. Once I was gone I learned about your birthplace and history. You and my Grandfather were born in the same town in Puerto Rico.

    My climb was a challenge and when I was struggling I thought about you and I was able to finish.

    Today sir – you were not forgotten, and I find it beautiful that the life you lived is one that I and my family could see as one of our own.

    I will never forget.

    – Anthony Jorge

    – Claro Falero
  17. Today I wear Carlos Lillo badge at the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at the stair climb at the Rocky Mountain Vibes stadium in Colorado Springs. It’s an honor sir. God rest your soul.

    – Tyler Endres
  18. Love & miss you my dear cousin. You will never be forvotten.

    – Luis Felix Lamberty
  19. 9/11/2021
    I wore a badge with your name on it today while I climbed 110 flights of stairs as part of the Step Up For Heroes event in Sioux Falls, SD . It was an honor to wear your name across my chest. Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice so others may live. You will never be forgotten.

    Randy Dominiack, Army Veteran, Iraq

    – Randy Dominiack
  20. My heart grieves for your family, your mom, your wife. My son just started a career as a firefighter, and I am well aware of the great risk he is taking. He may pay the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow man. I pray that even at this late date your family can find comfort in knowing your heroic heart to serve and your fierce desire to save those who couldn’t help themselves. I pray God would come near to the brokenhearted and bring comfort.

    – B Rath - Firefighter/EMT Mom
  21. I’ve been a paramedic for over 10 years and only learned of your story today—22 years after 9/11. Your courage is inspiring. Memory Eternal.

    – Gregory W Kendall
  22. It’s, 2023 and I am climbing in your honour Carlos. I’ll be looking out for your picture in the stairwell of the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand while thinking of your service. May you rest in peace sir.

    – Scottie Henry
  23. Carlos, I represented you today in the Nashville 9/11 Stair Climb. Hope Inl didn’t let you down. God speed. EMT/SGFD/Navy Retired Brad Vincent

    – Brad Vincent
  24. Carlos, I grew up with your cousins (kino, Baby, Benson) at 48th street, Astoria NY. ironically, our paths crossed years later when you responded to my command for an aided. Each time we bumped into each other, you always had a smile on your face, always pleasant and professional. We had many conversations about our professions, our families and anything that came to mind. You will always be remember by those of us who were fortunate enough to have met and worked side by side with you. God bless you always my friend.

    – estrella suarez