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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 40
Year of Death: 2008

Victor A. Isler

Submitted by his wife

Firefighter Victor A. Isler‚ Sr‚ age 40‚ was a veteran and seasoned member of the fire service. Prior to becoming a member of the Salisbury Fire Department‚ Victor was a dedicated member of the Deer Park Fire Department in Long Island‚ NY‚ and a Medic with FNDY.

He was the Valedictorian of his Medic Class with the FDNY and the ‘TOP GUN’ recipient in the 2007 Rowan Cabarrus Community College Fire Academy. After the tragedies of 9/11/01 Victor worked beside his family and brother firefighters at ground zero in Manhattan.

He is credited with saving lives in NY as well as a Medic. As a firefighter in Salisbury‚ he and his Captain (Rick Barkley) are credited with saving the life of an Eastwood Village women trapped in a fire in early 2007.

Victor was an avid Nascar fan and always enjoyed a good game of hockey with his son‚ Victor A. Isler‚ Jr.‚ as well as clowning around on a regular basis with his babe girl Ryan-Ann. The two were a team to reckon with when it came to practical joking around. He was a dedicated husband to his wife‚ Tracy‚ as well as my best friend‚ and a dedicated father to our two children‚ Ryan-Ann and Victor A. Jr.

Victor always enjoyed a good practical joke and was larger then life. One of Victor’s favorite quotes around the fire house was‚ ‘NO WORRIES.’

He’s free now. (He always said the following to his family):

Don’t ever grieve for me now‚ I’m Free
I followed the path life had for me
I fought the battle with all my might
I would never leave here without a fight

If parting has left a void‚
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared‚ a laugh‚ a kiss
Ah yes‚ these things I will too miss

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life’s been full‚ I’ve savored much
Good friends‚ good times‚ a loved one’s touch

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your hearts and share with me
Celebrate my life because now I’m FREE!!!!


Submitted by his sister

Victor Isler moved to Salisbury‚ NC to become a professional firefighter. He was on the Salisbury Fire Department for 11 months at the time of his death. During that time‚ he was awarded the Top Gun award.

He was a volunteer in Long Island‚ NY for many years and served with different departments in NY during that time. He also worked for FDNY as an EMT and assisted at ground zero after the attacks on 9/11/01. He went on to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional firefighter and ultimately died doing what he loved.

Victor leaves behind his wife Tracy; his son Victor‚ Jr. and a daughter‚ Ryan Ann as well his dog‚ Buddy.

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  1. Thank you to The Fallen Fighter Foundation and The Salisbury Fire Department for always keeping his memory alive❤️
    Victor not a day goes by i don’t miss you but I’ve come to realize you gave it all for a job you truly loved❤️❤️

    – Laura Isler-Langdon