National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 38
Year of Death: 2001

Salvatore Calabro

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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  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
  9. I feel very proud that I will be climbing the Skytower in Auckland NZ this sept 11th 2021 in memory of this legend…1250 odd steps straight up looking forward to honouring his memory ❤️
    Stacee Jackson
    Fire Fighter
    New Zealand

    – Stacee Jackson
  10. Everybody at the 101 202 fire house across the street referred to it as “Sal’s house”, and it was. RIP Sal, and best wishes to his family. Dave

    – dave
  11. Thank you Sir for your service! I’m so sorry that you lost your life so young. I pray for you and your family. May you forever be known for your bravery and love for being a firefighter!
    RIP ♥️

    – Cheryl Lynn
  12. I too was honored by wearing Salvatore’s badge during a September 11th 20 yr memorial stair climb. In reading his biography he was a wonderful person. Prayers for Salvatore and his family.

    – Judi S.
  13. I purchased an American Flag at a memorial which displayed 2997+ flags (one for each fallen soul from the 9/11 disaster). My flag has Sal’s name and brief bio on it. I was driven, out of curiosity, to look up Sal and learn more about him and his heroism. I feel connected to him. My 7 year old grandson and I put out the flag in the morning and retire it at dusk. Together we place our hands on our hearts and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Sal and all the others fought terrorism to insure that we remain a free nation. I will be forever grateful to him and everyone else who gave their lives on 9/11/01.

    – Nancy Belda
  14. Tous mes respects à Sal et sa famille
    Je m’appelle aussi Salvatore Calabro et je réside en France

    – Calabro Salvatore