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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 39
Year of Death: 2001

Patrick D. Byrne

Patrick D. Byrne‚ 39‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 101. He studied accounting and started his own roofing company before joining the fire department. Byrne‚ who graduated from the Fire Academy in 1994‚ was considered an excellent firefighter who knew his job. When asked what he did‚ he would reply – ‘Fighting fires‚ saving lives.’

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  1. I’m a Lieutenant for the San Angelo Fire Department. I will be climbing 110 floors at the Dallas Memorial Stair Climb in honor of Patrick this Saturday September 9, 2017. I’m sorry he had to give is life that day but I’m honored to climb in his name.

    – Kevin Walker
  2. I had the honour of climbing in memory of Patrick D. Byrne, who was on my bib while completing the Melbourne Firefighter Stairclimb 2017 on September 2 2017.
    A timely reminder of the many who gave their lives for others.
    Such a loss which effects us all ❤

    – Genevieve McKenzie McHarg
  3. I live in Syracuse, NY I volunteer every year to help with the 5k rCe one of our local fire departments do. Last year they started putting badges in the race bags. On those badges are a picture of a firefighter who lost their life during 9/11 along with their badge number. This year I took a badge into my Dunkin Donuts restaurant that I manage. Had all my team wear one. I had Patrick on my badge. People asked about the badges and we explained what they were for. With our drive thru from 730a til 815a everyone who saw our badges paid for the car behind them in honor of the fallen. I am very proud to have Patrick’s badge and I will every year wear it and keep the badge displayed on my desk all year.

    – Marcel Calarco
  4. I recently completed the 110 flights at the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field on September 16, 2017 in honor of Patrick. What an amazing event and happy to have participated in his memory.

    – Cindy Groleau
  5. I climbed 110 stories for Patrick this morning 9/11/19 at red rocks park in Morrison, Colorado. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice so that others may live. God bless you, sir.

    – Patrick Foxx
  6. I carried your photo during the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb today, 9/11/19 in Kalamazoo, MI. You will be remembered today and going forward. Thank you for your service to your community. <3

    – Beverly Rasler
  7. Today I climbed 110 floors in honor of Patrick at Lifetime Fitness. We had the privilege of choosing one of the 343 firefighters and I chose Patrick for no reason other than I liked his name. However, I have googled his name and learned more about him. I love that he left a “desk” job to do what he loved – saving lives. While climbing, I became emotionally engaged with his background and imagined what he went through 20 years ago tomorrow. I would love to know more about Patrick and his acts of heroism. Thank you Patrick for being one of the greatest heroes ever

    – Barbara Nelson
  8. 9/11/22 I climbed 110 floors in honor of Patrick during a Memorial Stair Climb. God Bless all that gave their lives.

    – Kate
  9. Truly inspirational man, he put everybody else’s life before his own, I recently saw photos that where taken in a stairwell during 9/11 which contained some of him and one of the photos was the back of his jacket with him surname, I learnt so many interesting things about him and that he was truly an incredible human being- rest easy Patrick we will never forget you or what you did on 9/11 I hope heavens treating you well

    – Alice
  10. Great guy. Thanks for saving all the lives even though you had to risk yours.

    – Jennifer Lomax
  11. I climbed 110 floors in honor of Patrick this morning at the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Werner Park in Papillion, Nebraska (9/9/23). I’m grateful for him and the other heroes who gave their lives that day in service of others.

    – Haley Jacobson
  12. I’ll be climbing 110 flights in honor of this hero later today, 9/11/23. May he rest peacefully knowing his memory is still very much alive and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    – Lindsey Sukowatey