National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 39
Year of Death: 2001

Vincent A. Princiotta

Vinny‚ a loving husband and father‚ was a devoted son and family man who always enjoyed life to the fullest and taught others to do the same. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed many outdoors sports including surfing‚ sailing‚ bicycling‚ skiing‚ and snowboarding. Vinny loved his life as a New York City firefighter‚ especially the ‘Brotherhood.’ What was closest to his heart was the knowledge that he was able to help other people.

To those who knew him‚ he was a caring‚ generous person with a great sense of humor‚ which included playing the most light-hearted of practical jokes.

Vinny touched the lives and hearts of all that knew him.

Memorial Posts


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  1. Never Forgive- Never Forget. Brave Men, Who gave it All.

    – Steven B Schliedermann
  2. Running with Vinnie in the tunnel to towers run in Wake Forest NC today. Always remembering.

    – Mike Cole
  3. 9/11/2019
    Morrison Co, Red Rocks Memorial Climb was in your honor and memory today . ❤️

    – Jennifer Baumert
  4. You touched the lives of many and although I never met you, I know that you gave it your all and all these years latter I have forgotten you….R.I.P

    – george kelly
  5. September 2021
    Vinnie, your firefighter family will never forget you. You are a true HERO!!

    – lisa hopman
  6. I have Vincent’s copper 911 bracelet and would like to send it to his family. Please email me and let me know where I can send his bracelet. Never forget these amazing heroes!

    – Catherine LaFleur
  7. This is so true “Vinny touched the lives and hearts of all that knew him” You are missed and we will never forget! September 2021

    – aileen
  8. Tri Cities 9/11 Stairs Climb in Bristol TN was in your honor . Never Forget

    – Sharon Henegar
  9. I got Vincent’s name today at a 911 memorial stair climb in Utah. It was an honor to represent his name.

    – Israel Rivero
  10. I will never forget and I will teach others to always remember! You are my hero!

    – Melissa Princiotta Coronella
  11. Although I didn’t know Vincent personally, I know very well that he was a great man – you can even see it from the photos with his family and friends. Fellow firefighters far overseas, in Ukraine, will always remember Vinny Princiotta.

    Andriy Rud
  12. I had the honor of climbing for “Vinny” Princiotta at the memorial climb in Montgomery, Alabama 9/10/22. His badge is on wall at Hatton VFD in north Alabama…he will always be remembered.

    – Melony Terry
  13. Hey Kid,
    I beat the devil and doing good
    Down to my fighting
    Still doing what we both loved
    Working and Teaching Kids about all
    I am a Grand Pa, yes Kelly your
    God Daughter , His name is Nathaniel and
    going to be a bigger Heartbreaker than you were
    Blonde Hair Blue Eyed and Feisty
    We miss you dearly
    Continue to Rest In Peace I will handle down here, See you again someday
    Go Yankees

    – Robert Carmody
  14. Vinny, hope got your board waxed and ready, we miss you and as we reflect back it seems like yesterday it sad to say you are not with us, God Bless, R.I.P……….George Kelly……….

    – george kelly
  15. Vinny, R.I.P. you gave your all and never thought twice

    – george kelly
  16. I climb for you this in the OKC stair climb.

    – Warren Shideler
  17. Always remember what a great guy you were. Even when you were injured and came to our physical therapy office you were always so nice. I pray that your family and children have learned to live with your passing and that they are thriving now, just what you would want

    – Patricia Miranda
  18. Ran the 5k and stair climb here in camp arifjan in kuwait in your honor. From ladder 7 to the 40th infantry division. We will never forget

    – Gene lee
  19. 9/09/2023 Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI Memorial Stair Climb was climbed in his honor and memory. Your Badge will be in DeForest High School cafeteria every 9/11 so we can teach today’s kids what #neverforget means. Thank you for your service. ❤️🇺🇸👨🏻‍🚒

    – Angie Crawford