Roll of Honor

Thomas J. Foley

Thomas J. Foley

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 32
  • Year of Death: 2001

Firefighter Thomas Foley was a ten-year member of the FDNY and a member of Rescue 3 for the last two years. Prior to Rescue 3‚ Tommy was assigned to Squad 41 in the South Bronx. Tommy enjoyed all that life had to offer him in his 32 years‚ including his family and friends‚ rodeo bull riding‚ his Harley-Davidson motorcycle‚ hunting fishing‚ weightlifting‚ and skydiving.

More recently‚ he became interested in modeling and acting. His adventurous sprit and helpful nature led him to his career in firefighting‚ which was his true passion.

Tommy was honored by Irish American Magazine for a rescue he made in 2000 and he is also featured in the FDNY Firefighters 2003 Calendar of Heroes.

Memorial Wall

  1. Thank you for your selfless acts of courage each and every day, and for your bravery in helping keep your community safe. We will never forget.

    – Starla Taylor
  2. I am a Junior in high school, as the 14th anniversary of 9/11 came upon us we decided to do a project in our Creative Writing class on someone that passed away during 9/11. I searched, searched, searched, and searched many websites to find the one person who I wanted to remember/write a story about. After thinking so very hard and making some of the hardest choices I have ever had to make with something so simple as writing a story, I have decided to chose Thomas. For some reason, his name and story stood out to be where nobody else did. Not only do I have such sympathy for his family and friends, I admire him for all of his sacrifices he made on that day to save lives, even if it meant losing his own. I promise to do the best of my ability to make sure that his story stands out to everyone I share this with, and I send all of my prayers and condolences to the family and friends. 14 years later and he is not forgotten. 9/11 will forever be embedded into many memories.

    – Kaitlyn
  3. Im a sophomore in high school, I am doing a assignment In public services and I am writing a paper on Tommy and to me I think that he is a super hero. But I think he is in a better place.

    – Brittney Crouch
  4. My best wishes to Tom and his family on (!!. TOm and I worked together on THird Watch years ago, and we were paired up as a couple in a scene on the show. He was a wonderful and special guy and my very best condolensces to his family. I believe his brother found him from what I heard. May he rest in peace

    – judith a epstein
  5. I ran a race yesterday (9/10/16) it was a Run For the Fallen, all the athletes got a badge with a picture and name and department of a fallen. I got Mr. Foley’s I wore his badge on a lanyard tucked inside my shirt. He was literally on my heart the entire way, it almost felt effortless. I truly felt him with me. His badge is now hanging on my medal display.
    To the Foley family I will remember your beloved from this day forward.
    God Bless America ??

    – Laura H
  6. I attended a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Yellow Springs, Ohio on September 10, 2016, to honor the fallen firefighters the country lost on that fateful day. I was honored to be able to wear the badge of Thomas J. Foley, Firefighter from Rescue 3, on my chest as I walked 110 flights of stairs. When I was finished, I read his name out loud and rang the memorial bell. Thank you for your sacrifice to this country and please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Thomas. Your entire family, and everyone that loved him are in my thoughts and prayers.

    – Jami Wyatt
  7. Although I never met you Tom, you are the one fireman I think of every year on 911. Your bravery and service to the people you chose to serve on that day will never go unremembered. You were a stunning and very talented young man who would have gone far in acting and modeling. I simply hate you were not allowed to embrace all the talents you were given. I am Tony from Birmingham, Alabama and will always remember that day when I first heard there was a fire in one of the towers. And because of that day I will never forget you Tom, a hero for all mankind!!

    – Tony Blackerby
  8. Very proud to share his name! Hero forever RIP Thomas

    – Thomas R Foley
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