National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 43
Year of Death: 2001

Vincent E. Brunton

Vincent E. Brunton‚ 43‚ captain‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 105 in Brooklyn. Brunton‚ known as Vinnie‚ received a medal for saving a handicapped woman from a fire in 1992. Because of his dedication to fire service training‚ Brunton’s name will be inscribed on a pillar of a new Fire Academy. Brunton’s brother Michael is also an FDNY firefighter.

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  1. Hello, Today, my son & I climbed the equivalent of 110 floors in honor of Vincent. I didn’t know who he was before this climb but his name is with me forever now.

    I did create a YouTube video of my journey yesterday. You are more than welcome to take a look.

    Thank you for everything you have done Vincent. May you rest in peace always.

    Ashley Lark

    – Ashley Lark
  2. On September 10, 2016 I did the 911 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I did the climb for all of the fallen Firefighters, but on this date I did the climb for Captain Brunton. It was an honor and a privilege to climb for a fellow Captain that gave his live in the line of duty.

    – Thomas Clark
  3. Today I climbed in honor of Vincent E Brunton in Indianapolis, IN. ????‍?❤️??‍???

    – Sheri Bryant
  4. On Sept. 9th, 2017, I was honored to represent Capt. Brunton in a stair climb in New Orleans. As a fellow firefighter and Captain in the Morgan City Fire Department (Louisiana), I appreciate the service and ultimate sacrifice that Capt. Brunton gave to the citizens of New York. We will never forget.

    – Capt. Patrick Haller
  5. Today – 9/16/17 – It was my privilege and honor to participate the stair climb at Lambeau field in the name and memory of Captain Brunton. The sacrifice he and his fellow Fire Fighters made on 9-11 will never be forgotten.

    Chris Hecht
    Chief – Sister Bay & Liberty Grove F.D.

    – Chris Hecht
  6. On September 16th I had the honor and prevlidge to participate in the 9-11 Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI with “Vinnie’s” credential affixed to my shirt. Upon arriving at the 77 step, the Memorial Bell was rung in honor of Vinnie!

    – Mark Lendvay
  7. God Bless You And The Entire Dean Street Crew’s Souls In Heaven Captain. I Used To Live Across The Street From You Guys, I Remember All The Times You Guys Would Let Me Come To The House And Play On The Apparatus.

    I Wear Your Company’s Number On My Chest In You Guy’s Honor.

    – Luna
  8. Today, our FD hosted our 2nd annual memorial climb for the 343. I had the honor to climb for Capt. Brunton. 17 years later and it still feels like it was yesterday. Never Forget!

  9. on Sunday September 9th in Clayton, MO I climbed for Vincent E. Brunton

    – Sarah Blind
  10. On Saturday, 9/8/18, I also completed the climb for Vinnie Brunton. Thank for your honor and courage. You sacrificed your life to serve others. We will never forget?‍??

    – Maureen Knox
  11. On 9/11/18 I was honored to climb at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO in remembrance of Captain Vincent E. Brunton. God bless all of our first responders and their families. #NeverForget

    – Kirsten Falco
  12. Tomorrow my day is dedicated to Captain Brunton and after work I will walk stairs at a 911 Memorial Climb in his honor.

    – Andre
  13. today, 9/11/2019 i did the 9/11 stair climb in my hometown in Thomasville, Ga in Cpt Brunton’s honor. God bless their families. #neverforget

    – Reese johnson
  14. 9/7/19- I did the stair climb at the bears stadium in springfield missouri in honor of vincent brunton. I am 16.. much love for these fallen heros.

    – Kailey Fox
  15. On 2019/09/11 I climbed 110 flights of stairs for Capt. Vincent Brunton. I will always remember him. Thank you Captain for your ultimate sacrifice. I ran that bell for you! May you and all other heroes of this great nation Rest In Peace.

    – Tammi Kaim
  16. September 2021
    We honor Captain Brunton. Your Firefighter family will never forget you.

    – lisa hopman
  17. 09/11/2021- Today I will walk the Tunnel to Towers Run in Orlando, FL, in honor of Captain Vincent Brunton. Never Forgetting! RFB

    – Capt. Geoffrey Leavens
  18. Honored to be representing Cpt Vincent Brunton at the 20th anniversary 9-11 Tower Challenge in Phoenix Az You are a hero and will never be forgotten as well as all the others who sacrificed their lives to save ours!

    – Denise Bush
  19. I’ve been wearing a bracelet for almost 20 years with Captain Vincent E. Brunton‘s name on it daily. In 2007 my family and I got a chance to meet some NYC fire fighters who knew him and told us some stories about Vinnie. He is our family’s hero and we will never forget his ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

    – Bob Simmerman
  20. September 11th 2021, 20 years.
    I had the honor of carrying Captain Brunton to the 110th floor at a National Fallen Firefighters Event Held at Lambeau Field. Your sacrifice for others will not be forgotten.

    -FF Aaron Dollevoet

    – Aaron B Dollevoet
  21. September 2021, on this day, I climbed in honor of Vincent E. Brunton, at the Colorado Red Rocks Stair Climb, to honor and remember all those who so bravely sacrificed everything. Thank you! May we always remember.

    – James Carrington
  22. Thank you for all you gave

    – Jan Brunton
  23. I´m sorry for the loss of Vincent E.. I´m sure he was a good person considering he saved that elderly lady from a burning building in 1992. I´m positive that he was a good husband and father. I´m truly sorry for your loss and I´m sending my prayers and thanks your way.

    – isaiah Burton
  24. Participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in honor of Vincent E. Brunton this morning. Thank you for your service & giving it all!
    Love & prayers,

    – Jami
  25. I hung out with Vinny , mike and Brian Keith on 16th street and playing basketball at the Holy Name schoolyard in the 70’s as well as in Farrells. A fun guy to be with. RIP. He will always watch over your family.

    – Robert labia
  26. Today 9/11/2022 I climbed equivalent of 110 floors at the 9/11 stair climb in Flemington NJ in honor of Captain Vincent Brunton. Captain Brunton, it was an honor to wear your picture and honor your life, legacy and sacrifice today. May you rest easy captain.

    – Vincent Fortunato
  27. My crew and I climbed the equivalent of 110 floors today(9/11/22) in full turnout gear in honor of Capt Brunton. I put his picture and name on my air pack as to honor him for the ultimate sacrifice made on 911. Rest Well, Capt. You certainly earned it.
    Never Forget!!
    Lt Jennifer Ashdown
    Effingham County Fire & Rescue
    Springfield, GA

    – Jennifer Ashdown
  28. On April 28,2023 I did the 911 Memorial Stair Climb at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was an honor and a privilege to climb for Captain Brunton. He will never be forgotten. Thank you captain for your service and all of your dedication. May you rest easy.
    -German Township Volunteer Fire Department 816

    – Bre Burton
  29. In honor of Captain Brunton I participated in a honor climb today. Vinnie, your name will live on as long as I am alive. I will climb in honor of you and your brothers every year.

    – Jackie Brunton
  30. Today, I climbed with your name on my back at the Baylor University memorial climb. It was an honor to climb for you. Your sacrifice to our country will never be forgotten, Rest peacefully Vincent

    – Amanda Gamble