Roll of Honor

Salvatore  Calabro

Salvatore Calabro

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 38
  • Year of Death: 2001

Sal was born on 12/8/62 to his parents Connie and Carl. He grew up in Brooklyn‚ New York with his loving mother and two brothers. In 1980‚ he graduated from Lafayette High School. He attended Brooklyn College and the Gem Institute of America. Sal was a professional diamond setter and worked in the jewelry industry for several years. He exhibited his artistic ability in designing and creating fine jewelry.

On 9/14/87 Sal was appointed to the New York City Fire Department fulfilling his childhood dream. He spent his career at Ladder 101 in Red Hook‚ Brooklyn. There he became the heart and soul of the firehouse‚ building friendships and gaining the respect of his fellow firefighters. Sal was an avid weight lifter and athlete. Softball‚ football and ice hockey were among his favorite sports to play. He played for the NYFD football team in 1992. Sal married his teenage sweetheart Francine Carillo on 9/16/89. They had two sons Daniel and AJ. A father like no other – his boys were his life.

Sal left us on September 11‚ 2001 – the way he would have wanted to go. He loved his country and the Fire Department. Sal Calabro was a hero and a patriot. He was loved by all who knew him and will be missed forever.

Francine Carillo

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Memorial Wall

  1. I just completed a memorial stair climb in Chattanooga,TN. I wore this hero’s name around my neck for 110 flights of stairs. I will never forget him! My God bless his family and the other families that have lost loved ones in 9/11. WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

    – Ashley Makemson
  2. I bought a sterling silver bracelet right after 9/11 to help raise money for the families of the victims. The one that I got had
    Salvatore Calabro’s name on it. I wore that bracelet every day for 12 years. It finally got to where it was going to break from wear. I still have it and I won’t forget Mr. Calabro and his sacrifice. May God bless his family and keep his memory alive.

    – Terri Nelson
  3. Today on sept 11 2016 i proudly wear a brass braclet that i have worn for 15 years, that is enscribed with fire fighter salvatore b. Calabra from ladder 101. I purchased it in macys a few weeks after 911. I wear it as they read he’s name every year, and all day. I shall never forget him or hes fellow fallen brothers. I thank you all for being there for us. God bless.

    – Carrie
  4. 9/11/18. While listening to radio the announcer suggested look on list of victims and choose a name and pray for them. Salvatore and his family will be in my prayers.

    – Pam Payne
  5. I am doing my local Step Up for Heroes memorial stair climb tomorrow (9/15/18) and will be climbing in honor of Salvatore. May you rest in peace.

    – Heather Keenan
  6. This evening, September 14, 2018, I participated in a 5K memorial run. I chose to run in memory of Salvatore B. Calabro, although I never met him, I will never forget.

    – Deborah
  7. Celebrating my 60th Birthday on 8th December this year we visited the 9/11 memorial which was a humbling experience. We came upon Salvatore’s memorial which had a lovely flower indicating his birthday. I decided there and then to adopt him as my Birthday Buddy and to find out a little more about him. I will continue to celebrate our birthdays with a toast and memories of a brave and patriotic man. I would also love any further information regarding my hero’s legacy and family. Thanks for the inspiration. Burnley England.

    – David Bradley
  8. I am a retired fireman from New Jersey. I was on the pile the next day got 3 days. I saw Sal s bio and I am so proud of his bravery and all the brother. Firefighters that were on the scene that terrible day. God bless Sal and his brothers. Always remember I hope his family has peace.

    – Salvatore Cocuzza