National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Age: 54
Year of Death: 2001

David T. Wooley

David T. Wooley Sr.‚ 54‚ captain‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 4. Wooley was both an accomplished firefighter and a busy interior decorator. He spent 31 years with the FDNY‚ earning the respect and admiration of his colleagues. In his spare time‚ he turned a talent for wallpapering and painting into a profitable hobby and business‚ often working with his son‚ brother‚ and cousin. A warm family man‚ Wooley took a special joy in playing with his three-year-old grandson.

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  1. I never had the privilege of meeting Capt. David Wooley. I was able to visit his Ladder Co. While in New York in June, 2001. I donated the remainder of the 911 Awareness Ribbons that I want able to sell, and in return, I was given a lapel pin. That lapel pin is now proudly displayed on Capt. Wooley’s flag that I purchased at the 911 First Responders Flag Tribute, in St. Louis, Mo. I in June of 2015. Good bless you, Capt. Wooley

    – Vanessa Benavidez
  2. I never had the privilege to meet Capt. David T. Wooley. However, in June 2001, while visiting New York City, I went to Ladder Co. 4 and donated the remainder of the 911 Awareness Ribbons I had made that I wasn’t able to sell. For my donation, I was given a Ladder Co. 4 lapel pin. That lapel pin will forever be displayed on the flag I purchased in honor of Capt. David T. Wooley. This flag has Capt. Wooley’s name, age, Ladder Co. and photo attached to the flag pole. It was purchased in my hometown, St. Louis, Mo at the 911 First Responders Tribute in June of 2015. Thank you for your courage and bravery. God bless you, Capt. David T. Wooley ???

    – Vanessa Benavidez
  3. Monday, September 11, 2017 – I will be honoring David during the Red Rocks Amphitheater 9/11 Stair Climb in Denver Colorado. God bless you David. I will never forget your heroism and ultimate sacrifice.

    – Dahlia Weinstein
  4. This weekend my son and I completed the 9/11 Climb at Lambeau Field. David was one of the firefighters we climbed to remember and rang the bell loudly in his honor. Proud and honored to be able to do this. Love and gratitude to your family.

    – Laura Maron
  5. My wife and I both are firefighters in our hometown and for our honeymoon we chose to go to NYC to visit all the memorials and pay our respects in person to each and everyone that perished that day. Capt. Wooleys name has stood out to me 6 times now and I’d love to know more about him. Any idea how or who I can contact to do so.

    343 Never Forget!

    – Justin Stone
  6. I had the honor of climbing in
    Captain Wooley’s honor yesterday at the memorial climb at Red Rocks in Colorado. Your loved one will never be forgotten. Thank you

    – Mary Pizzuto
  7. My late father in law, who was a naturalized American Citizen, left me an American flag dog tag when he died in 2005. On the back is engraved the name David Woolley, the 9/11 date and sta#4.
    I knew it was commemoration of a person who died that day, and I decided to research it and found this site. I now know who it represents and why. I proudly wear this around my neck as a tribute to a brave man who gave his life for others and all victims of terror around the world.

    Andy Watkins
    United Kingdom

    – Andy Watkins
  8. Dave I never ever forgot you, not a day that goes by that I don’t think of you and your family. On this 20th anniversary it will be especially emotional. Thank you for your sacrifice i was honored to call you a friend

    – John Bailey
  9. I had the honor of participating in the 9/11 tribute stair climb in my hometown of Midland, TX on the 20 year reunion. We we’re given a lanyard with a name badge of a first responder who was killed during the events of 9/11. I was honored to carry Cpt. Wooley’s badge with me while I climbed 110 flights of stairs in honor of the brave men and women who lost and risked their lives on that dark day in our country. I am truly proud to be an American. God bless.

    – Maddie
  10. I knew Dave Wooley. He was a good guy and had a saying, “Ya gotta do the right thing”. He was a longtime fireman in the city and had his decorating business on the side. How he had the time to bowl with us, I do not know. He was a busy guy. He also was a good cook as his fellow firemen would attest to. He was a dedicated family man. As fate would have it, on that fateful day, it was not his usual shift as he was covering for someone. If anyone would like to send tributes to the family, please email me and I can send them along. But, I would think the family is aware of this site.

    – Bob Hubbard
  11. On September 11, 2021 I had the honor and privilege to climb for Captain David T Wooley. Your heroics and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. May he Rest In Peace.

    – Kaitlyn Yoho
  12. On Saturday September 11, 2021 I had the honor of doing the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin for Captain David Wooley. It is a pleasure to climb the stairs for someone that sacrificed their life in the Line of Duty. I hope to continue this for many years to come. I salute you Captain Wooley.

    – Thomas J Clark
  13. I had the honor to climb in honor of David T. Wooley at Lambeau Field today. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice, much love to you and your family! We will never forget!

    – Brittany Erdmann