National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 51
Year of Death: 2001

Dennis M. Carey Sr.

Dennis will be remembered for his handsome face‚ his striking stature‚ which was matched only by the size of his heart. This love was given endlessly to his wife and children. He loved life and traveling and being in the company of family and friends. Dennis was indeed a chef‚ his fellow firefighters could attest to that as well as all who knew him. His great sense of humor made good times for the people he shared it with. The memory of Dennis‚ my husband‚ father of Dennis and Nicole‚ friend and hero will never die in our hearts. ‘We love you.’

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  1. Tomorrow, September 11, 2016, my husband will climb 110 flights of stairs in his entire bunker gear in your memory, Dennis M. Carey, Sr. Your life is honored every year, sir. We will never forget your sacrifice.

    – Kendra Monroe
  2. Today 9/9/17 my son did the San Diego stair climb carrying a photo of Dennis M Carey Sr.
    honoring his memory. Thank you for your service, we will never forget your sacrifice.

    – Dave Hurley
  3. Walking the 9/11 memorial bridge walk in Charleston SC carry your name. Rest In Peace, Never Forget.

    – Franklin Cloninger
  4. Today 9/8/18 in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin, I ran the “Run for the Fallen 10K” and carried a picture of Dennis with me. Dennis is honored in this race, along with other men and women who gave their lives to help others. Thank you!

    – Gail Fry
  5. This past Sunday I carried your badge and found your picture during the Tri-Cities stair climb. Your sacrifices will never be forgotten.

    – Joelle Pennington
  6. Today I walked in honor of your husband, father, and friend at the 10th Annual Stair Climb at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. It was an honor to carry his picture with me and contemplate his life during the climb. He was remembered!!!!

    – Sue Bell
  7. On 9/22/18 I carried my 4 1/2 year old son in honor of Dennis M. Carey at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. It was an honor to carry his picture with us as we honored what a selfless man he was. We will never forget!

    – Krista Knouff
  8. Today, 9/8/2019 at the Salt River Firefighters 9/11 stair climb in Arizona; I walk in remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11. Its was an honor to walk with the picture of Dennis M. Carey, Sr. Firefighter, Haz-Mat 1 throughout this event!

    We will never forget, United we stand!

    – Tammy Grandlich
  9. Your life and sacrifice was honored September 11, 2019 by my daughter, Anna Louise Paschal. She carried your picture as she participated in the annual Tucson 9/11 Tower Challenge. To your family, we will Never Forget.

    – Deborah L. Paschal
  10. Today on 9/11/2021 I am climbing 110 stories for the Heroes that didn’t get a choice. I will be honoring Dennis M. Carey, Sr.
    9/11 Stadium Climb

    – Allison Hildreth
  11. Today on 9/11/2021 in Cumming, GA, I am climbing 110 stories for the Heroes that didn’t get a choice. I will be honoring Dennis M. Carey, Sr.
    9/11 Stadium Climb

    – Allison Hildreth
  12. I’ve never met Dennis, yet I’ve known him now for over 8 years, even though I met him after he died. We met on a rainy Saturday in June 2013, when I participated in a firefighter obstacle run. This was a firefighter charity event, and my team ran in the 343 Charity Wave, a heat dedicated to firefighters lost on 9/11, with each runner wearing a commemorative racer bib listing the name of a firefighter who lost his life.

    I was humbled and proud to participate in the 343 Wave and wear Dennis M. Carey’s name on my chest. Thank you for reading and taking the time to learn his story. #September11

    Frank Gullo
  13. 20 years and we still remember. Your bravery is an inspiration to us all. Your actions were courageous and selfless. Thank you for being a hero in every sense of the word, we will never forget. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    – Maria Greco
  14. I ran a 5k today in San Angelo, Texas and carried a badge with your name and picture across the finish line. Rest in Paradise sir. I was honored.

    – Raul Espinoza