Today, we mark #GivingTuesday with #FireHeroTuesday, kicking off the holiday season of giving by making sure our Fire Hero Families know that we remember.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 37
Year of Death: 2001

Joseph P. Gullickson

Joe was a 37-year-old Fire Department lieutenant at Ladder 101 in Red Hook‚ Brooklyn‚ NY. He was a devoted husband‚ father‚ son‚ brother and loyal and dedicated fireman. Joseph was a World War II history buff and loved reading biographies of generals from that period. His hobbies included his love of music and his dog ‘Lucy.’ He adored his wife Naoemi and daughters Amanda and Isabel. They were his great job in life. His senior officers have told us that Joe was an exceptional officer‚ always teaching and‚ above all‚ looking out for his men.

Joe had a style and grace that brightened our days‚ a laugh and smile that could win your heart. We miss him dearly.

Memorial Posts


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  1. I am climbing for you in the 9/11 stair you in Wichita Ks. RIP brother God Bless

    – Blake
  2. Today there was a 5k Fallen Hero memorial run in Idaho. I was able to run for you and 2 others in your memory. Thank you for serving and giving your all. God bless you and your family for your dedicated service.

    – Luke
  3. I climbed for you 9-16-2017 Green Bay WI at Lambeau field for the Pierce manufacturing 911 memorial stair climb. Rest easy brother.

  4. I’ll climb the stairs at Red Rocks Ampitheatre Co in memory of you
    Rest well Sir

    – Ian Marshall
  5. I climbed for you today at the Green Bay, WI Memorial Stair climb. It was an honor to do so in your name. God bless your family. Rest easy Lt. Gullickson.

    – Donny Johnson
  6. I climbed for you 09-22-2018 Green Bay, WI at Lambeau Fields for the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. God bless you and your family!

    – Sammantha
  7. I climbing for you on 9/7/19 in San Diego, CA. God bless you and your family!!!

    – Johanny Hernandez
  8. I climbed for you on 9/8/19 in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb inMcAllen, Tx.
    God bless brother!

    – Jeremy Cabral
  9. I climbed for you today brother I’m 18 and just getting started at a Volunteer station in Arkansas. And I am ashamed to say I didnt make it the full 110 flights but it showed me something about you, you put the pain you were experiencing in your body as you placed that next foot on that next step behind you instead focusing on saving the lives of others. RIP Joseph Gullickson

    – Brandon Medlock
  10. I climbed 110 stories for you at the Charleston Memorial Stair Climb on June 19, 2021 in North Charleston, SC. Never forget your sacrifice and your service! RIP

    – James Reeves
  11. September 12, 2021
    So many lost their lives on 9/11. My son once was a fireman, first responder. I could only be thankful that my son was not one of the many who died that day.
    In order for me to make it personal and to think of and pray for the families and friends of some of those heroes, I chose 5 names and pictures of those heroes.
    I don’t know which website that I was on to choose the names and pictures, but I printed them and cut them out and mounted them on cardstock.
    I just want you to know that your loved one, Joseph Gullickson, was one of the five that I have been thinking of for 20 years.
    I also think of the families who, though they go on, never stop missing their loved one.

    From me in North Carolina.

    – Sharon B McLendon