National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 45
Year of Death: 2001

Gregg A. Atlas

Gregg was also a part time farmer- he raised cows and pigs. Each year he had a huge garden and the produce was shared with family‚ friends and neighbors alike. He hunted and loved fishing and boating. He has his wife Joann and two children‚ Gregg and Sarah. He once told his son‚ Find a job you love to do and you’ll never work a day in your life. He personified joy…his life was family‚ friends‚ and the fire department.

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  1. My son is a firefighter/paramedic, and like you Gregg, he is always first in last out. Thank you FO your service.

    – Kevin Weilein
  2. It was an honor to walk for Gregg today. God Bless his family.

    – Sheila Smith
  3. Gregg,
    I carried your picture yesterday as I participated in a memorial stair climb honoring your service. At the end of the climb, your name was read aloud and a bell was rung. I will keep it and carry it next year when I participate again. RIP. You are not forgotten. I will say a prayer for your family.
    Mary Ketron, flight nurse

    – Mary Ketron
  4. Gregg,
    I will never forget you, and I will never forget this day. Someday we will meet again and laugh at our jokes we used to tell each other. Rest easy my friend, and I will see you soon.

    – Joseph J Ruggiere
  5. Gregg,
    I walked with you beside me today thru Lambeau Field, trudging up the stairs, fighting the pain to keep going. I am awed by you and your brethren who ran into the Towers that fateful day. I will never forget this day. I keep your photo and will do my best to honor your memory again next year. You truly are a hero, Gregg. I send love and we’ll wishes to your family. Thank you for your service.

    – Tami Yunke
  6. On Saturday September 16, 2017 I had the honor of climbing in the 911 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin for Gregg. I have the badge they gave me with his picture on it above my computer screen in my office, along with the other 4 I climbed for in previous years. Doing the stair climb seems like a small task compared to the ultimate sacrifice that you made on that dark day. Rest in Peace Brother.

    – Thomas Clark Jr
  7. I drew your name today and took your memory on a 343 mile motorcycle ride in Florida. You will never be forgotten Brother!!

    FF/PM 279
    Osceola County FD

    Greg Wommack
  8. I wanted to share something about Lt Gregg Atlas and hope this somehow finds his family. My school participated in a 9/11 Stair Climb Challenge to honor the Fallen Heroes of 9/11. One of my middle school students proudly climbed 1,980 steps in honor of Lt Gregg Atlas. Students climbed virtually due to Covid so he was on a Mass Google Meet with many other students climbing. He wrote Lt. Gregg Altas name in the chat and announced his name twice throughout the day during 2 separate classes (virtually). I heard so many names throughout the day (as 807 students climbed for so many heroes) but Lt Gregg Atlas name jumped out at me for some reason. THEN, at the end of the day, my Vice principal returned his honoree badge to me and low and behold, it was Lt Gregg Atlas once again. Out of ALL the badges and ALL the heroes, for some reason Lt Gregg Atlas was reaching out to me and I can’t get him out of my head. I climbed proudly in honor of Joseph R. Rivelli Jr, Ladder 25 this year but will climb next year for Lt Gregg Atlas. I want his family to know that he was truly honored for his sacrifice and appreciated by me, my student, and my VP. I didn’t even know Lt Gregg Atlas but he is forever special to me now – I WILL NEVER FORGET!

    – Brandy Chappell
  9. Greg, you have inspired so many people not only in my county, but around the world. Here in Escambia County, Florida we remember you and your men who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11 to save those stuck in the World Trade Center while they were running out. You and your crew of Engine 10 ran into the building to help save lives. For what you and your crew have done has inspired people in Escambia County to keep on trying whether it’s life or death.

    – Alejandro king
  10. Today I climbed for Greg along with so many others who lost their lives and those are still struggling. I was in NYC on 9/11. One year out of college living with my best friend, Shanna. In the days and weeks after 9/11, Shanna and I baked dozens of cookies for the firefighters. They were the heroes of our city. Shanna passed last year due to cancer from 9/11. Today was meaningful to me on so many levels. Thank you to the Atlas family and God bless.

    – Jill
  11. 20 years and we still remember. Your bravery is an inspiration to us all. Your actions were courageous and selfless. You are a hero in every sense of the word, we will never forget.

    – Maria Greco
  12. Tucson Arizona 9/11 Tower challenge 2022- I had the honor of carrying your picture with me to complete the 2071 steps around the convention center stadium- honoring all first responders and military that died that day. I said your name and rang the bell on completion. Gone but not forgotten. Blessings on the loved ones you left behind.

    – Mary Gaspers
  13. I never knew Gregg but after 9/11 bracelets were being sold with the fire fighters that were missing. Mine was Gregg Atlas F.D.N.Y. I still have that bracelet. If anyone in his family wasn’t it please send me a email. I have often wondered if they ever found him so this morning I decided to google his name and found out he wasn’t ever found. My heart breaks for his family. God bless you all.

    – Debbra Hahn