National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 48
Year of Death: 2001

John A. Crisci

Lieutenant John A. Crisci joined the New York City Fire Department on November 5‚ 1977. With a 24-year career‚ he worked in many engine and truck companies throughout the city. His latest service was for the Hazardous Materials Co. 1 located in Maspeth‚ Queens. This unit is a citywide response team specializing in hazardous‚ biochemical and terrorist incidents in the City of New York.

Lt. Crisci’s career also included being a Fire Marshal and teaching at the ‘Rock.’ He received the Chief John J. McElligott Medal in 1989 for the rescue of a little girl in a tenement building in Harlem.

Not only was he a dedicated firefighter but also a great dad to his three sons. His wife and family will never forget John’s heroism.

We Miss and Love You Forever.

Memorial Posts


Memorial Wall

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  1. Never Forget
    Prince George’s County Memorial Stair Climb. 9-13-2014
    I was honor to climb for John.

    – Ismael Rodriguez Jr.
  2. I climbed today in Green Bay, WI in memory of John. What an honor.

    – Beth Pusel
  3. Lt. John Crisci,
    I had the honor of climbing for you in the 2016 Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. I watched the chaos that you were experiencing on television in biology class in 9/11/2001. My teacher said that morning “you’re watching history,” and he was right. While your name will be remembered for generations to come here on earth, we know that you have already heard “well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much.” Lt. Crisci, I look forward to shaking your hand once I enter into that eternal joy as well. Thank you dearly for your courage and sacrifice that day. May God comfort your family and secure in them the knowledge that we have not forgotten you or them.

    – Summer Hamrick
  4. Lt John Crisci has been clmbing with me for the last 6 years at Kansas City and can’t wait for this years climb.
    Never Forget
    Hazmat 1 FDNY

    – Jesse Frank
  5. I was honored to climb in Lt. Crisci’s memory on 9/11/17 at the Denver Stairclimb. Every year I appreciate the connection, the story and the humbling remembrance of all gave their life’s on 9/11. Never Forget.

    Michael Judge
  6. It was with great honor and sorrow that I wore your badge at the 2017 Green Bay 9/11 stair climb. You will never be forgotten. I wish to extend my thanks to you and all emergency personnel for your unselfish servanthood to all.

    – Roger Wilson
  7. My 2 year old son and I climbed this year in your honor. We live overseas and the base we live on holds a memorial every year where the Fire Department trains. We traveled up and down a 6 story building 18 times. I only carried my son for 2-3 levels each time with him climbing the rest. It may be silly but I think he knew there was a special reason for what we were doing. He was so serious and took notice of the pictures that lined the stairwells. I remember the exact moment I heard the emergency broadcast over the radio. A day that changed so many lives and our country. It was an honor to climb in remembrance and honor of you and your family.

    – Brittany B
  8. I climbed today in San Diego in honor of Lt. John Crisci. What an incredible honor to do so!

    – Chelsie Saldate
  9. This year I had the honor to climb with Lt John Crisci here in San Antonio,Texas for the 9/11 Memorial Tower Climb. Already looking forward to next years climb to continue to honor these brave men and women who unselfishly gave their lives to help save others.

    – Delmiro Soliz
  10. I had the honor of climbing for Lt. Crisci in Green Bay, Wi. Never forget

    – Mikayla gilboy
  11. I had the honor of running for Lt. Crisci in the CASA Lexington (KY) Superhero Run. Thank you for your service. Never forget.

    – Brian Herald
  12. Today, 9/29/19, I had the honor of climbing the 110 flights of stairs, in Binghamton, NY, in memory of Lt. John A. Crisci. I will never forget you or what you did for our country!! God Bless!!

    – Christine McCullough
  13. Did a memorial WOD for Lt. Crisci. Rest In Peace Brother

    – Ron Gurbal
  14. I’m climbing tomorrow in Springfield Mo for Lt. John A. Crisci who I’m certain was heroic in his effort to save people devastated by the 9-11 attack. He and the other dedicated, courageous firemen should never ever be forgotten. Thanks John.

    – Steve Wutke
  15. Lt. John Crisci always in our hearts and never forgotten. Prayers for the family always. RIP

    – Veronica Wiscovitch ( Roni )
  16. I am participating in a 9/11 memorial stair climb.
    I will be honoring your memory.
    Thank you for your sacrifice and service

    – Katherine Conley
  17. Was honored to do the stair climb for John yesterday in Wisconsin. 20 years never forgotten.

    – Michael George
  18. This will be my 11 year climbing for Lt. John Crisci. What an honor and responsibility I carry in my shoulders every year, and will continue to do so for many years. I will never forget him or any of our brothers!

    – Jesse J Frank
  19. I climb 2022 in green bay wi for you. My first climb

    – connie m moreno
  20. I had the honor to complete a CrossFit wod 343 in honor of your service. Thank you for your service and we will never forget

    – Josh Danison
  21. I was given the honor to climb for you today 9.11.2022 thank you for your service, courage, and selflessness. You will never be forgotten.

    – Kendall Rippley
  22. I wish I could have met you.

    – Alex Crisci
  23. I climbed today for John in the Charleston Memorial Stair Climb. 9-11-23. Honored to do so.

    Wendy Godin