National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 41
Year of Death: 2001

David M. Weiss

David M. Weiss‚ 41‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Rescue 1. Weiss excelled with the elite Rescue 1 team‚ which he joined after receiving the Emily Trevor / Mary B. Warren Medal for Heroism for a daring 1997 East River rescue attempt. In 1993‚ he was the Fire Fighter’s Quarterly Man of the Year. He was also given a New York City Transit Award. Weiss was born and raised in Freeport‚ N.Y. and was a member of the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department. He was the devoted father of two teenage children.

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  1. As a born and raised upstate New Yorker, I was honored to walk the stairs at Red Rocks Amphitheater today in honor of David Weiss. It is clear from his bio that David was among the best of the best. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
    Jackie, Denver CO

    – Jackie
  2. I will never forget your and your brothers sacrifice.
    RIP Hero.

    – Graham Shrive
  3. Privileged to run the Tunnels for Towers today in Donnellson, Iowa. Honored to have run for David Weiss, Rescue 1. Thank you hero!

    – Matt Doty
  4. September 1, 2022, the 21st 911 Memorial ceremony in Aspen, Colorado today, put on by our heroes at the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department. Each year the Aspen Fire Dept. has a red rose for each fallen 911 firefighter, each rose with a photo and name. I happened to get the rose for David M. Weiss. I hope his family knows that 21 years later, 2,500 miles from Manhattan, David’s name is said out loud and his service and sacrifice honored. As a now-retired 30-year first responder myself (deputy sheriff), I am humbled by and grateful for David’s commitment to service.

    – Ellen W. Anderson