National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 31
Year of Death: 2001

Robert Curatolo

Robert Curatolo‚ 31‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 16. A six-year FDNY veteran‚ he had just gone off duty when the World Trade Center call came in‚ and he responded anyway. A fellow firefighter captured the courage of Curatolo and Lieutenant Ray Murphy on film after the first tower collapsed as they walked‚ covered with dust‚ toward the other tower. Two of Curatolo’s brothers are firefighters‚ and another brother is a New York City police officer. Curatolo had been married only a few weeks before September 11th.

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  1. Never met Robert. We worked the same shift, though opposite sides of the country. I attempt to honor his service by wearing a memorial band with his Company and name.
    Never forgotten.

    – Kris T. Nelson
  2. my name is Daniel Miller I wanted to let the family of Robert Curatolo that I had the honor to Carrie him with me today while doing the 2015 911 memorial stair climb in Denver Colorado it was great thank you.

    – Daniel
  3. I ran with a badge for Robert today in the Run for the Fallen 5K in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin. It was an honor! I will not forget his service and sacrifice.

    – Rebekah Griepentrog
  4. Climbed at Lambeau Field, Green Bay WI today.
    It was a honor to climb in memory of a fallen hero. May the family and friends of Robert, honor his memory forever!

    Lt. Brad Gokey
    Owen-Withee-Curtiss FD

    – Brad Gokey
  5. I had the great privileged of wearing a badge with Robert’s name and picture on the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field today. It was a real honor to symbolically carry him to the top. I never heard his name before today but I can tell you I will never forget it – Jennifer Tackes

    – Jennifer Tackes
  6. I had the honor of Climbing 110 Floors in Memory Of Robert Curatolo ❤ @ The McAllen, TX Stair Climb 2017 today, 09/10/17. I read some articles to know Robert’s background and I am proud to have honored him today. I will proudly wear his picture to work tomorrow as we remember all the 343 Firefighters and 1st Responders From 9/11 ❤ Robert Will Never Be Forgotten ❤

    – Michele E. Castillo
  7. I had the privilege of honoring Robert by carrying his badge with me during the Lambeau Field climb on Saturday, 9/16/17. Remembering Robert and so many others who sacrificed their lives on that day to save others is the least we can do to honor them and their families. I feel better knowing I had a small connection with him that day and an even greater appreciation for his heroism.

    – Sid Bray
  8. I went to visit the 9/11 memorial on august 10 2018 Robert Curatolo was the 1st name that I walked up to where the fountain was and the tower once stood. Words can not explain my feelings while I was there I’ve never felt such pride to be an American I would like to say thank you Robert and thank you to the other members of the NYFD and NYPD who made the ultimate sacrifice that day

    – Jeremy Andreatta
  9. I climbed the stairs in step up for heroes in south dakota on 9/15/18 in honor of robert and his fallen brothers and sisters

    – Jerome Staples
  10. We climbed the stairs at salt river fields in your honor. You were with us all the way. I will never forget you Robert. Bravest of the brave.
    Phoenix, AZ September 11th, 2019

    – Paul
  11. I had the privilege of carrying Roberts photo during the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb today, 9/11/19 in Kalamazoo, MI. What a hero you are, running into harm’s way when you could’ve gone home. Thank you for your service to your community. You will not be forgotten. <3

    – Beverly Rasler
  12. I had the privilege to carry Robert Curatolos name with me at the 20th anniversary 9/11 tower challenge in Tucson, AZ, As long as I am able, I will never forget his name or his sacrifice. He and others are a personal inspiration for which I will be forever grateful.

    – Nathan B.
  13. Today I climbed nearly 2,000 steps in memory of Robert Curatolo. I am proud to honor him. Know that his memory, name, and heroism lives on and will never be forgotten.

    – Laurel H.
  14. I completed a 9/11 stair climb today with Robert’s picture abound my neck. We will never forget!

    – Beth
  15. I picked your name today and carried you with me.
    Robert Curatolo I thank you and will never forget.
    Lambeau Field September 10th 2022.

    – JAIME
  16. I have the honor of climbing 110 floors in memory of Robert at the San Diego Stair Climb on Sunday, 09/10/23. I read a few articles on Robert’s background and I am so proud to honor him. I will wear his picture on the climb as we remember all 343 Firefighters and First Responders From 9/11. Robert will never be forgotten. God bless.

    – Elise
  17. I think of Rob and his family often. I named my son Finn after his family nickname. Went to HS together and was a great person and friend. Will always be remembered and never forgotten.

    – Jeff B