National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 28
Year of Death: 2001

Kevin M. Prior

Kevin M. Prior‚ 28‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Squad 252. In addition to serving with the FDNY‚ Prior was deeply committed to his Bellmore‚ N.Y.‚ community. Prior was a member of the Bellmore Volunteer Fire Department and the Bellmore Knights of Columbus.

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  1. Just wanted to say this will be my 3rd year Climbing for this Young Man. I’m from Springville, Tn. I Climb in the 9/11 Nashville Stair Climb.

    You’ll never be forgotten my Brother. I’ll Carrie you to the top again this year.

    – Jonathan Flood
  2. My boyfriend climb for Kevin M. Prior at Richmond, Va to honor him.

    – Emily Coultrip
  3. After 9-11 I purchased a memorial bracelet. The name I received was Kevin M. Prior. I wear that bracelet proudly to honor him, for the sacrifice he made that day. I didn’t know him or his family, but I will make sure he is never forgotten.

    – Jennifer Neff
  4. I had the honor of carrying Kevin’s name and photo up Monserate Mountain in California on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Fallbrook Firefighters Association’s 8th Annual 9-11 Memorial Hill Climb. May your family and friends know that you are not forgotten, and that I will never forget those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

    – Kim Parke
  5. I had the honor of carrying Kevin’s name today September 11, 2018 at Red Rocks stairclimb in Morrison Colorado. You will never be forgotten amongst the others that have made the sacrifice.

    God Bless

    Lesli Maleki

    – Lesli Maleki
  6. May all you brave people who lost their lives that horrible day. You will never be forgotten. My son his name is kevin prior.Think of you all every year ireland

    – Derek Prior
  7. Kevin was my uncle and my god father. I was young, only in 1st grade when he gave his life to save the life of complete strangers. All the years that have past have done nothing but strengthen the respect I have for him. He taught me more in the few short years I knew him than my father has in 25 years and for that he is the biggest influence on the man I am today. For that I can only hope he looks down on me from time to time and is proud of me. I am grateful that I was able to spend the time I had with him and I know as long as I live he will live on as the hero he was. I can only hope than anyone who sees this can truly understand that we may not live the best life; we all make mistakes, but it only takes one moment of courage to leave a lasting impression that will give generations to come the courage to be someone who makes a difference. With tears in my eyes and love in my heart I say thank you for everything you gave and continue to give for years to come. I will proudly take you name as my confirmation name and plan to name my first son to continue your story. I have no doubt he will be proud to wear you name and know it comes from great respect and love. I love you Kevin thank you for everything you have thought me and I will continue to try and make you proud.

    – John P. Kevin Proor
  8. I had the honor of carrying Kevin’s bane today in the tunnel to towers run in Medina, Ohio. Thank you for your service on that horrible day. You will not be forgotten. God bless.

    – Ashley Gerak
  9. Phoenix salt river firefighter stair climb. I was directed to a table full of badges. Closed my eyes hand landed on Kevin Prior. My hero, in your honor, you and I climbed 220 stairs 9/8/2019! I will see you again 2020!

    – Snow Shen
  10. It was a great honor to climb today in Wallace Id. to honor Kevin

    – Tyler Rotchford
  11. 9/11/2020 second year climbing stairs with you. Together we finished 2560 steps And 130 burpees at downtown chandler Phoenix parking garage. I will see you next year.

    – Snow Shen
  12. I bought Kevin Prior’s memorial bracelet in 2011. I have told his story many times over the years in Wrexham, North Wales and o wear the bracelet with pride.
    On the eve of the 20th anniversary I light a candle to Kevin as I do every year. We never met but he has place in my heart and I will always remember the courage of the emergency services that day.

  13. Me and my buddy did a Murph today in honor of you Kevin, appreciate your selfless service! You will always be rembered.

    – Eric Sippel
  14. I climbed 11 of 14 laps with this mans name on my chest. When I got tired I looked down at my chest to look at his name and shake my head at his age. 29 years young. The only reason I couldn’t finish the laps was because I had to go coach my kids soccer game. Once again these guys didn’t have a choice. They made the ultimate sacrifice… thank you for your service to your country and I’m so sorry you lost your life.

    – Miguel Lucero
  15. Kevin,
    Today I carried the badge at Salt lake river stair climbing they gave me four years ago. This is a fourth-year mark with you. Together we climbed 110 floors in honor of your braveness and selflessness. And we made another 141 floors together to honor my firefighter love and his team members who are struggling to push them each day on the job.

    I hope one day to climb with your brothers and sisters in your hometown to honor you.

    R.I.P Kevin, see you next year.

    – Snow Shen
  16. Ran the Tunnels to Tower 5K Run/Walk in Fort Worth today, 10-14-23. It was an honor to cary your picture. RIP hero.

    – Jim Theisen