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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 36
Year of Death: 2001

Thomas P. Holohan

Thomas P. Holohan‚ 36‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 6. As a child‚ Holohan was inspired by stories of the grandfather he never knew‚ who was an FDNY battalion chief. With the FDNY‚ Holohan was respected as an experienced‚ knowledgeable firefighter who had a consummate trust in his colleagues. He was studying hard for the promotional exam for lieutenant. Holohan lived in Chester‚ N.Y.‚ with his wife and three children. In his spare time‚ he was an amateur beer maker who loved nature and enjoyed camping and fishing with his family at Cayuga Lake.

What you should remember about Tom is that there are three things he held dear to his heart„love‚ family‚ and loyalty.

Memorial Posts


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  1. Thomas, today I am participating in the 9/11 stair climb in McAllen, TX. I am climbing in honor of you. Today I am remembering what you did on that tragic day. We will never forget and now you are embedded in my mind and will be forever. I am also climbing for your family and friends who will always and forever miss you and love you. Thank you, sir, for your service, and for risking your life everyday and ultimately giving it up to save others.

    – Vanessa
  2. On 9.10.16 I attended the 9/11 Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. I had the honor of climbing those stairs for you, Mr Thomas P. Holohan. Every step I took I thought about you and the ultimate sacrifice you made that day. You are a hero! To the family of Thomas: The Anniversary of this day will never be easy! I hope you have a little peace in your hearts knowing that his memory will live on. I will never forget! ❤️

    – Shanna
  3. I was honored to remember you as I carried your name as I did the 9/11 stair climb in St.Louis today Sept 10,17! You maybe gone but you will never be forgotten!

    – Ellen
  4. Thomas,
    Today, I had the honor of being a part of the 2017 Stair Climb in McAllen Tx. It was my privilege to climb those stairs for you. I cant imagine what it must have been like on that day, running into that building while so many others were running out. Your selflessness and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you for giving your life. My thoughts are with the Holohan family today and I want you to know that I will always remember today’s climb and the significance of the photo I wore around my neck. His memory lives on.

    – Maegen
  5. Every Holiday our family flies your flag from the St. Louis Memorial flags! We will never forget your work!!!!

    – Marcia Deguire
  6. Thomas,
    I had the honor this past Saturday Sept 8th 2018 to carry your picture and name at the San Diego Stair Climb event. It was my first time participating in such an event. I was thrilled to see all of the Fire Fighters, Police and numerous other men and women first responders so proudly participating. They were in all dressed in their gear showing such great determination and pride. They were all there to represent the best of the best. We Will Never Forget.

    – Brian
  7. Thomas, I had the honor of carrying your picture with me during the stair climb in Denver 15 years ago. I have your picture with me as a proud reminder of the dedication and sacrifice you made on 9/11 and as a firefighter who served his community. Your family and fire department are in my thoughts and prayers and I look forward to that day in heaven when I can thank you personally for all you did. You will forever be a hero!
    Vickki/Evergreen Fire Dept

    – Vickki Hakes
  8. Thomas,
    Last Saturday, I had the honor of carrying your picture during the climb at Lambeau Field Stadium in Green Bay WI. The weather was perfect as thousands of people reflected with respect at each step. We will never forget your ultimate sacrifice for others. Your three children must miss you everyday (I also have three children) and I hope they have fond memories of you. I see you were a beer brewer too! I will name a craft beer in your honor when we make our next batch. God bless your family! It was an honor to climb on your behalf We will never forget!

    – Patty
  9. Thomas, I carried your picture with me and announced your name at the 2019 San Diego Stair Climb. It was an honor to climb for you and all the first responders who gave everything to help others. We Will Never Forget.


    – Tim Lawrence
  10. God bless you in heaven may god love and protect your family thank you for all you and your comrades have done
    You gave your lives so others could live Thomas holohan Galway Ireland xxx

    – Thomas holohan
  11. On this day I remember all the fallen heroes. Today I was asked if I knew anyone personally whom died by my daughter. I hesitated and then said yes. Thomas or Tom as I called him and I were childhood friends though we did not keep in touch later in life (only through Tom H. whom he was very good friends with) our childhoods were intertwined. We both went to P.S. 94 in Little Neck, we had the same teachers and played and ate together. I too have three children and I know his children know this, but besides being a hero, he was my friend. We called him Chipper or Chip that was his nickname in elementary school. The last time I publicly spoke of Chip was at my wedding when I said sports figures are viewed as heroes but the real heroes run into hell and sometimes don’t come back. I’m proud to have lived my childhood with him and will never forget him . Vinny

    – Vinny G
  12. In 2009, your daughter Caitlyn came to my school. She told me how you were one of the first ones on scene, and that you died saving others. I will never forget you. And neither will she.

    – Michael Haley
  13. Today, September 11, 2021, on the 20th Anniversary of 9-11 I did the Red Rocks Memorial Stair Climb in Colorado in honor and memory of you, Thomas P. Holohan. Thank you, sir, for your service and sacrifice for the benefit of others. I am honored to have learned a little about you and have your family in my prayers today. I will never forget and you will never be forgotten.
    –Mike Ley

    – Mike Ley
  14. Today we visited the memorial. It was a moving experience and noticed a white rose on your name. It prompted me to look up your story. Thank you for what you did and what you sacrificed. As the wife of a retired firefighter my heart goes out to your family.

    – Donna Carroll
  15. Thomas – I participated in the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb in Thomasville, Georgia today. I proudly carried your name/ID with me. Thank you for what you did, and for your ultimate sacrifice for others! I look forward to meeting you in heaven one day.

    Rodney Hunter

    – Rodney Hunter
  16. I climbed in your honor today at the Baltimore Stair Climb. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for others, you will never be forgotten Thomas.

    – Elizabeth Goodman
  17. I walked in honor of you today at Lambeau Field. Thank you for being with me on this beautiful day and guiding me through. God Speed brother.

    – Melissa Nieman
  18. Today I completed my first 9/11 stair climb in honor of you. While climbing I reflected on the sacrifice you made – the ultimate dedication you showed in fulfilling your duty to our Nation. I thank you for your service; you are a true American hero. May you always be remembered and your memory live on.

    – Noah
  19. Your name card was carried again today, 9/11 2023, this time within the BYU football stadium stair climb memorial in Provo Utah. Never Forgotten!

    – Reece
  20. Thomas,
    I participated in the 9/11 stair climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI on 9/9/23. I climbed in honor of you. Every step I took I thought about you and the countless others that risked their lives for others on 9/11/01. We will always remember what you did and why you did it. We will always remember your bravery and your sacrifice. I have your picture with me forever and I look forward to the day where I can thank you personally in heaven. To your family and friends, Thomas will never be forgotten. I know they miss you and love you very much. Thank you so much for risking your life to save others. I will NEVER forget.
    God bless you and your family and may God bless America.

    – Jordan Hahn