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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 40
Year of Death: 2001

Ricardo J. Quinn

FDNY Paramedic Ricardo Quinn‚ 40‚ was a hero before September 11th‚ 2001 to his wife‚ Virginia and their three children Nicholas‚ Adam and Kevin. He also was a hero to his mother Anna Maria‚ his father Bernard‚ and brothers Bernard and Gregory. He was a warm‚ loving‚ protective and strong husband and father.

On September 11th‚ Ricardo was on light duty‚ and responded to the World Trade Center on his own. His heroic actions saved the lives of countless individuals. Ricardo Quinn was posthumously promoted to Paramedic Lieutenant by Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen on January 29th‚ 2002.

Memorial Posts


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  1. I just completed a 9/11 Momorial Stair Climb in your honor. Thank you for your bravery. We will never forget.

    – Jennifer Lees
  2. It was an honor and humbling experience to be able to complete the climb in Ricardo’s name, and even though I have never met him, he was with me in spirit as I rang the bell in his name as well as finishing the 110 stories. Thank you to Ricardo and his family for his sacrifice, acts of love, care, and selflessness. God bless you all.

    – April Keil
  3. I completed a stair climb today in your name Mr. Quinn. Thank you for your sacrifice!
    Paul Stratmeyer
    Sioux Falls South Dakota

    – Paul Stratmeyer
  4. Thank you for your sacrifice ❤️

    – Shayleene
  5. I carry your photo today. God Bless You. Rest in Peace.

    – Michael Pluto
  6. I climbed the 9/11 Memorial stair climb last year in your honor and kept your badge to do so again this year. I just completed the 2017 stair climb today at Lambeau Field and was able to carry your badge with me the entire way. Thank you and God Bless.

    – Jennifer Lees
  7. Completed a 9/11 star climb in your honor today. Thank you for your sacrifice, Ricardo.

    – Robin Moore
  8. I climbed the Green Bay Lambeau Memorial Stair Climb in your honor today Ricardo this 22nd Day of September 2018. It brought me right back to that terrible day as it did for so many. I remember well exactly what and where I was when the towers were struck and eventually came tumbling down. I thank you for your unselfish sacrifice, and to your Family who lost you forever, The World as we knew it here in America changed that day, but we also learned just how America stood together in the face of this terrible tragic day, and as I stood up and walked for you in remembrance today let it be said, We Will Never Forget.
    Steven J Schuster

    – Steven J Schuster
  9. I completed the 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb in San Diego, 9/7/2019 in your memory. My thoughts are with the Quinn family now and every day going forward.

    – Jill W
  10. I climbed in his honor yesterday in San Diego. Thank you, sir, for your service.

    – Amy
  11. Mr. Quinn – Yesterday I participated in my first memorial stair climb event and did so in your honor. I am currently enrolled in EMT course and will continue on to Firefighter. I will keep your badge with me for inspiration.

    Thank you for all that you do.


    – Tom E. Glasstetter
  12. Never Forgotten Ricardo

    – Vicky Cordero
  13. Thinking about you and your family today. I still hold onto your badge that I carried on my previous memorial stair climbs. God Bless. #neverforget

    – Jennifer Lees
  14. I just turned on the reading of names in memory of today, 9/11. The first name I hear is Ricardo Quinn. I have never known his story or known his a fallen hero on that day. I share his last name and I absolutely believe there is some bigger reason his name was the first I heard today. An omen or sign. I don’t know what it is, but I’m so glad I was able to know a small bit of his story and get the chance to say thank you. Thank him and his family for his sacrifice. And also to say what a kickass person I share my last name with. Continue to rest Mighty Quinn. ❤️

    – Abby Quinn
  15. Thank you so much for your bravery Ricardo, you will forever be missed ❤️

    – Jaida Dyches
  16. Today I participated in a 9/11 Remembrance Run in the Town of Clayton, North Carolina. We ran 3.43 miles to honor the 343 first responders who lost their lives. I personally ran in Ricardo’s honor. Thank you for all you did.

    – Tina Davidson
  17. I volunteer at the 9/11 stair climb each year. I am unable to due the actual climb due to Multiple Sclerosis. Ricardo sounds like an amazing man, and a pleasure to know. This year, I have his badge and will keep it and pray for the family left behind.

    – Shelley D Cogan
  18. It was an honor to carry your photo to complete the stair climb in your name Ricardo J. Quinn, Parametic, EMT Battalion 57. NEVER FORGET your sacrifice, Thank You!

    – Travis Tyimok
  19. I work with your son Adam. If some how I could tell you that you raised one hell of a police officer. Although you died too early, too soon, what you did was more honorable than you know.
    God Bless you in heaven ‍♂️

    – Mike campisano
  20. I honor you Ricardo I honor your heroism I honor all the lives you saved on that dreadful day of 9/11 I honor you by loving and supporting your beautiful strong and amazing mother Anna with all my heart ❤️ . I never met you in person but I know all about the wonderful person father son and husband you were.

    – Jeannette Sagerstrand
  21. Completing the stair climb for 2nd year to honor thank all the firefighters for there safety

    – Alejandro Rodriguez