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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Age: 46
Year of Death: 2001

Michael C. Fiore

Michael C. Fiore‚ 46‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Rescue 5. Fiore‚ who earned a bachelor’s degree in business at Wagner College‚ worked as an insurance broker before joining the FDNY in 1982. Decorated three times‚ he was a member of the FDNY’s Columbia Association and the Holy Name Society. Fiore was an outstanding basketball player. He had played on the FDNY All Star Team since 1985‚ and he won four MVP awards in the FDNY Staten Island Basketball League.

He just liked people. He was very quiet‚ very low-key‚ but was always there for everyone.

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  1. Hello, my name is Dawn, and I live in beautiful California. I had the honor of hiking a mountain that is just a little taller than the WTC in memory of Michael, in the 5th annual 9-11 memorial hike. 9-11 has always been a special number for me, but I never thought it would mean so much for so many others too. After getting back home and reading his bio, I was even more proud to have been picked to represent him. I will continue to hike with his tags visible for all to see an American Hero. God bless you and yours.

    – Dawn
  2. I had the honor of carrying the badge of Michael C Fiore at the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium this past Friday. This was the first time I have participated in such an event but will not be my last. After reading his bio, it was amazing to see how many lives he had a positive influence on. I will be climbing again next year and will keep this badge and carry it every year I can up those stairs. I climbed because they climbed.

    – David
  3. Dear family and friends of Micheal C. Fiore, It was an honor and privilege to carry the badge of your loved one at the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin today. Ringing the bell and saying his name was a moment I will not forget. The badge will be proudly displayed as a reminder of his sacrifice and bravery and will come with me to future events (this was my first). My family and I are forever grateful for what Michael did to protect the people of our amazing country. He sounds like an amazing man who was taken way too soon. As you stated, he truly was there for everyone. I wish I had words to express how climbing for Michael and learning more about him has affected me. God bless your family, you will be in my prayers. I climbed because they climbed. #neverforget

    Linda Kyzar
  4. I had the honor of carrying Michael’s badge at the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb in Green Bay, Wisconsin at Lambeau Field. I shall keep Michael’s badge, among others from previous climbs at Lambeau, to honor the unforgettable. He shall walk with in me is all of my future calls as I am a volunteer firefighter in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Thank you Michael for your courage – YOU SHALL NOT BE FORGOTTEN

    – Chris
  5. Dear family of Michael,

    I had the honor of carrying Michael’s badge this year at the 9/11 memorial run/walk, Run for the Fallen in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin. His smile, his story, and his ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    May God bless you.

    – Bonnie Mittlesteadt
  6. I had the honor of carrying Michael’s badge at the 9-11 climb at Lambeau Field. This experience is one that I will never forget and will be an annual event for me. Words cannot express my gratitude and sorrow for Michael’s sacrifice. God bless your family. #neverforget


    – Deb
  7. On Saturday September 7th, 2019… I participated in the 9/11 Fallen Hero Tribute 10K in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Michael C. Fiore was one of the Fallen Hero’s I got to run for. What a humbling experience. I am honored that I had the chance to do this for him.

    – Angie Mago
  8. Hi,
    I will be carrying Michael C. Fiore’s badge in his honor tomorrow, 9/11/19 at Red Rocks Amphitheater. I will not be able to walk the whole way but I will honor Michael’s memory for the rest of my life. It is so hard to realize this happened 18 years ago. I pray for his family that they have found a small amount of peace with his sacrifice.He will not be forgotten!!

    – Melissa Sussman
  9. Dearest Family,

    I was honored this past weekend to carry the badge for Michael, on my first 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, in Omaha, NE. It was a stark reminder of what happened, and how we responded. The professionalism, courage, and sacrifice of Michael is not, and will not be forgotten. I will keep his badge, and run for & with him each year, as we all remember! God Bless.

    Christopher l Crooks II
  10. This year 2019 i had the honor and privilege of carrying Michaels badge at the 9/11 Carry the Load in partnership with Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery 9/11 Volunteer Day in San Antonio Tx. This was my first year participating and after reading more about Michael i can say it wont be my last.
    God Bless

    – Melissa
  11. Today, on 9/12/2020, for the first time I participated in the memorial stair climb in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I carried Micheal Fiore with me. It was hard, but knowing that I was participating in something that was too honor the individuals that were selfless and strong on that day made me feel like I was doing something important. It is an event I will always remember and always participate in.

    – Andrea Marie Zufelt
  12. I had the honor of carrying Michaels badge today in Farmington NM for the 20th anniversary of 911 stair climb. I will never forget.

    – Theresa
  13. I participated in the 911 Tower Challenge in Tucson, AZ, today as I have done for the past five years. I received my packet which included a laminated card and photo of Michael Fiore. I am honoring him today as well as all the victims. May their sacrifice be never forgotten

    – Katia
  14. Hi. My name is Mindy. I live in Ohio and climbed for Michael at the Obetz Fortress Stadium. It was an honor to do this for him on the 20th anniversary. We will never forget! God Bless

    – Mindy Sauer
  15. I had the honor of carrying Michael’s badge during the tunnels to towers 5k (09/09/2022) run in Columbia, SC.
    It was a privilege!
    SFC J

    – Jeremy Jamison
  16. I had the honor of carrying Michael’s card in the Tucson 9-11 tower challenge today 9-11-2022. It was very special and he will never be forgotten.

  17. I had the honor of Carrying Michael C. Fiore badge this past Sunday on 9/11. I will always remember this as the first time I completed the 110 story climb in full bunker gear with an air pack. It took me 1 hour and 51 minutes to complete this challenge. This being said I wanted to know who I was carrying and I’m proud as a rookie (under 5 year) guy to carry the badge of a man who served in the FDNY for a while and helped so many people. To his family and friends, words cannot be spoken to replace him and I hope you have all found peace.

    – Austin
  18. Vorrei tanto avere un contatto con la famiglia di Michael Fiore per saper se i suoi nonni erano originari della Puglia e specificatamente del Comune di Terlizzi (Bari). Da alcune ricerche storiche effettuate mi porterebbero a lui, ma non vorrei essermi sbagliato. Sarebbe bello ritrovarsi con il resto della parentela e saremmo lieti di ospitarli se avessimo contezza di ciò, per commemorare il valoroso vigile del Fuoco Michele Fiore. Grazie dell’attenzione.

    – Francesco Fiore
  19. I had the honor to carry Michael C. Fiore’s badge to honor him and all the other fallen individuals from 9/11. I participated in the SaltRiver Fields 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, in Arizona. To his family, friends & co-workers; his ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten!

    Tammy Grandlich

    – Tammy Grandlich
  20. I participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2023 and there was something about Michael’s honor badge that just seemed to call to me when selecting an honor badge for the climb. I pray that those who knew and loved Michael know that his smile still brings joy and strength to strangers across this nation.

    – Sara Cameron