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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 47
Year of Death: 2001

Martin N. DeMeo

Martin N. DeMeo New York Fire Department of New York 9-11 Year of Death: 2001 Martin‚ a devoted husband and father of two teenage children‚ was a kind and compassionate individual. He enjoyed helping others and this was reflected in his many years of service as volunteer for the Fire-Medic Company of Port Washington‚ New York followed by a career as a paramedic and then as a firefighter. He took pleasure in spending time with his family‚ including camping‚ baseball and trips to Montauk.

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  1. Walked in honor of FF DeMeo today(9-7-14) in Richmond, Va at the 911 Stair Climb at the Suntrust Bldg. Carried his name up 110 flights of stairs, rang the bell, and called out his name.
    FF Jerry Lawson
    Henrico County Division of Fire
    Station 18 C-shift

    – Jerry Lawson Jr.
  2. I give blood at Tulare California Veterans Memorial Bldg. Every Sept. 11, this year it was in memory of Martin ,God Bless his loved ones. Raquel

    – Raquel BURCIAGA Austin
  3. Was my honor to carry DeMeo at the Wichita Memorial Climb yesterday. Will never forget.

    – Richard Jett
  4. I climbed 110 flights at lambeau field in Green Bay WI yesterday, 9/10/2016, in honor of Martin DeMeo. I thank him, his family, and all firefighters and emergency responders for everything they sacrificed 15 years ago.

    – Kelsey
  5. I climbed the stairs at Lambeau on 9/10/2016 in honor of Martin DeMeo. The sacrifice he made 15 years ago will not be forgotten. My prayers and sympathy to his family and friends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was my honor to honor his sacrifice.

    – Brandi
  6. I didn’t know Martin DeMeo, but his name was taped to my bike this morning in my cycle class. Our ride this morning, was in honor of first responders on 9/11. Grateful for the opportunity to think about the sacrifices that he and so many others made on that fateful day. Grateful to remember the freedoms I enjoy, and for the perspective that the difficult things I experience are small in comparison to the horrific tragedy of that day. Wishing peace and comfort to his family and all those who knew him.

    – Cassie Lombardi
  7. I climbed 110 flights at Red Rocks for Martin DeMeo today on 9/11/2017. He and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    – Bohdi O'Neil
  8. Today 9-16-2017 I climbed Lambeau field in honor of Martin DeMeo. My prayers go to your
    Family.. you are a true hero

    Liz W

    – Liz W
  9. It was my distinct honor and privilege to participate in our local 911 stair climb at Red Rocks Amphitheater in west Denver today (September 11, 2018), wearing the photo badge of Martin N. DeMeo. We climbed the same number of steps that the NYFD firefighters climbed back on 9-11-01, in tribute to their brave service. Never forget. Thank you, sir.

    – kevin moore
  10. Knew Marty in the Weber years…a very sweet guy

    – Suzanne Mercier
  11. I honored Martin DeMeo today at the Kronenwetter (Wisconsin) one mile fire fighter challenge run. As I picked up my race packet I was instructed to pick a badge, I drew blindly and picked Martins. I wore his badge on my jacket as I ran in full turn out gear, air pack and all. Although the event has concluded I will continue to carry his badge with his photo in his honor.
    I have started my own journey to become a firefighter and give respect to all who’s footsteps I follow. It is an honor to be apart of this brother/sisterhood as we continue to #neverforget #rememberthefallen

    – Brooklyn Planasch
  12. Even after 19 years… We will always remember Marty, my former Captain from PWFD Firemedics…

    – Loretta H
  13. On 9/11/2021, I walked in a Tunnels to Towers charity 5K run/walk in Swansboro, NC while wearing a badge in memory of Martin. I am thankful for his sacrifice and the sacrifices of all the 911 responders. I sympathy is with Martin’s family.
    – Paul Williams

    – Paul E Williams
  14. Carried Martin today at the Tunnel to Towers 5k in Ripley, WV. Proud to honor you, your family, the legacy you left behind, and all the other men and women who lost their lives and loved ones on that fateful day in our country. ❤️ Continued prayers for those who protect and defend us.

    – Kelsey Strickland
  15. I walked for FF DeMeo in Lexington,Kentucky on 9/11/22 at the stair climb I rang the bell and called his name I walked up 110 flights of stairs in his honor

    – Alex knight
  16. I walked in honor of DeMeo today (9-11-23) in College Station, Texas. I carried his name and picture up 110 flights, and rang the bell. There is no greater sacrifice than his. -Bailee EMERGENCY RN Bryan TX

    – Bailee
  17. I did a stair climb in Charleston, SC today 9/11/2023 at the Joe Rielly Stadium. My climb number had DeMeo’s name on it. I was able to find info on him and I prayed for your family today. Honored to have his name on my bib number. Thank you.

    – Julee Hendrix