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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 34
Year of Death: 2001

Dennis P. McHugh

Dennis P. McHugh‚ 34‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 13. A three-year veteran‚ McHugh had a career in finance before joining the FDNY. A father of three‚ he ran in the New York City marathon and played Gaelic football. His brother Tom is a fire marshal with the FDNY. Friends describe him as ‘about as perfect as you get.’

Memorial Posts


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  1. I was so honored to walk today in honor of Dennis today at the Colorado 9/11 Stair climb at Red Rocks.

    – Lisa Gilliard
  2. I was honored to have done the 9/11 Stair climb on the 10th at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI for Dennis McHugh.

    – Steve Rohr
  3. I am so honored to be carrying your name next Saturday September 9th in Wichita, KS in the memorial stair climb!!!

    – Chris Schurle
  4. It was an honor to have completed the 9/11 stair climb for Dennis McHugh in Wildwood, NJ.

    – Thomas C Kilian
  5. Sir I was honored to carry your name in the
    New Orleans stair climb on Saturday September 9th,and look forward to carrying it again next year.

    – Daniel Cook
  6. It was my honor to carry Dennis up 42 flights at the Corning Tower with me today at.

    – Jennifer Hogan
  7. I climbed the stairs this morning at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wi. It was an honor to climb in memory of Dennis. What a great thing to do for these firefighters families.

    – Laurie Sperstad
  8. It was an honor to walk in honor to carry your name at the 9/11 stair climb today at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront.

    – Leslie Pike
  9. I was granted the honor of climbing 110 flights of stairs for Dennis at the Duke Energy building in Charlotte, NC.

    – Trevor Bembry
  10. To your family, it was an honor to carry you home from San Antonio, TX, Dennis! God bless you and your family and your dedication to service.

    – eileen Loflin
  11. Remembering you today Dennis. Thank you for running to danger and for your short but meaningful friendship. NEVER FORGET the NYFD and NYPD 911. Keep his story alive.

    – Steve Tuttle
  12. I had the utmost honor to climb 1,980 stairs in remembrance of Dennis P. McHugh yesterday in Crown Point, Indiana. His legacy will live on in my family and with my students. I am a middle school librarian and will tell his story every year for as long as I am able.

    – Jennifer A Gray
  13. Honored to have completed 110 flights of stairs at the red rocks climb in CO on 9/11 while carrying your name.

    – Angela DeKnock
  14. To the friends and family of Dennis McHugh, Firefighter, Ladder 13…
    I work at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
    Today, to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and to honour the fallen firefighters I climbed 2,200 stairs in memory of Dennis McHugh. “We Will Never Forget” is not just a hashtag. I will forever carry the photo of Dennis with me.

    – Colleen Milos
  15. I was honored to climb in Dennis’s memory at the Lambeau Field Stair climb this last Saturday. I pray the family able to heal over such a large loss in their lives. Dennis will always be remembered.

    – Paul LeRoy
  16. Ran in the Tunnel for Towers race in Greenville, SC and ran with Dennis ID badge attached to me.

    – Chuck Sanford
  17. I was honored to climb for Dennis yesterday in Little Rock. Never Forget

    – Michelle Cipriano
  18. September 10th, 2022, I participated at the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin. You climbed with me up the 110 stories with your badge on my helmet. You will be climbing with me every year on 9/11. You will never be forgotten.

    – Brady Alfred
  19. I was honored to walk in honor of Dennis at the lancaster 9/11 stair climb at the barnstormers baseball stadium

    – Dakota
  20. I’m an AEMT-CC in Binghamton NY, and I just climbed the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Dennis’ honor.
    We Will Never Forget

    – Jennifer Dancesia
  21. We went to Tappan Zee High School and played on the soccer team together.
    You died too young.

    – Thomas Cudahey