Roll of Honor

John J. Florio

John J. Florio

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 33
  • Year of Death: 2001

John J. Florio‚ 33‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 214. He attended Nassau Community College for a few years before joining the FDNY. An athletic person‚ Florio pumped iron and he played halfback on the FDNY football team. A father of two‚ he also coached his son’s Little League team and his football team. A huge fan of the band Metallica‚ Florio corresponded with the group’s lead singer‚ James Hetfield. An emotional letter from the rocker was read at Florio’s funeral.

Memorial Wall

  1. Today I completed the 9/11 memorial stair climb for the second year. This year I had the honor and provilage to carry Firefighter John Florio 110 flights in Green Bay, WI. He will be remember and honored for his sacrifice. Never forget.

    – Jacob DeClerc
  2. I had the honor of carrying your photo on the 15th anniversary Gettysburg 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. It is so wonderful to read a few words about you here. I am glad I had a chance to ring the fire bell and call out your name today. Rest in peace, sir.

    – Joy
  3. i had the honour of having john j florio along for the melbourne firefighter stair climb 2016. im a voluteer cfa firefighter in country victoria australia

    – Daniel wills
  4. I proudly carried Firefighter John Florio’s picture on my helmet at the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at FDIC in Indianapolis in 2017. The bell was rung in his honor. Never forget.

    – Hilary

    – Hilary Young
  5. I had the honor of carrying Firefighter John Florio’s picture while running the 9/11 memorial run in Morrisville, NC. Thank you for your sacrifice, we will never forget. Rest peacefully.

    – rachael seward
  6. 9/11/2017–Yesterday, i walked in the memorial Firemans walk, In Lancaster PA.
    John Was the fireman i choose to honor.
    Thank you for your service, your sacrifice and you walk with me for the rest of my life.

    – Tammy Luckenbaugh
  7. I had the honor of carrying firefighter John Florio’s picture ID as I ran the 10k at the Kronenwetter Run for the Fallen in Wisconsin on Sept 9th, 2017. It was beautiful day with blue skies and I was tearful that John had made the ultimate sacrifice so that other people could live to see another day. May your soul be forever in peace because of what you did for your fellow human beings on this date 16 years ago.

    – Swati Biswas
  8. John, I took you along with me on the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower 5k in Cape Girardeau, Mo today. It was a good run. Thank you for the honor of thinking about you and praying for your family. Rest in peace brother!

    – John Ryan
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