National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 35
Year of Death: 2001

Joseph Agnello

Joseph Agnello‚ 35‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 118. Off the job‚ he devoted his time to his wife‚ his two sons‚ and his dogs. Described by friends and family as quiet and confident‚ Agnello ‘never needed to talk about himself…never wanted material possessions.’ He enjoyed skiing and snowboarding with friends and being with his family.

Memorial Posts


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  1. On September 10th, 2016 I had the honor to run in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5k in Clearwater, FL in the memory of Firefighter Joseph Agnello. As a daughter of a St. Petersburg Firefighter and a wife of a Seminole Firefighter, my heart goes out to his family and friends. I hope they know he is a hero to all and will never be forgotten. May God Bless our firefighters and all first responders.

    – Laurie
  2. My honored hero for Dewitt PFA 3rd annual 9/11 memorial run/walk

    – Karen
  3. I had the honor and privilege to represent Joseph in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb held in Green bay, WI on Sept 10, 2016. The courage of Joseph to run towards danger that day will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the Agnello family. God Bless.

    – John
  4. I didn’t know Joseph Agnello, but from what I do know, he was a great guy.

    – Alyssa
  5. I’ll be climbing today (9/9/17) at the San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in memory of Joseph Agnello. My father, grandfather and great uncle are all firefighters, and it’s my honor to continue to remember these heroes and the their families.

    – Erin
  6. I had the honour to represent Joseph in the Colorado 9/11 Stair Climb at Red Rocks. My thoughts and prayers are with the Agnello family.

    – Priscilla
  7. I ran in your honor today in the Tunnels 2 Towers 5k in Buffalo NY. Sept. 8,2018. Thank You for your service. You are a true hero.

    – Richard Prusiecki
  8. I ran the Run for the Fallen 2018 10k in Kronenwetter, WI on 09/08/2018 and had the honor of carrying a Joseph’s picture.

    – Kala Thompson
  9. I had the honor to climb for Joseph at the Nashville 9/11 Stair Climb on 09/09/18.

    – Brewer Widner
  10. I was honored to climb twice in the memory of Joseph Agnello. My first climb was on October 1st, 2017, at the Belmont Horse Racing Track, and my Second climb was on April 7th, 2018 at Madison Square Garden. May he rest in peace, and always be remembered.

    – Jonathan
  11. Joseph Angelo we will never ever forget you.. Every morning you brought milk to my house for my nephew Jonathan, you were a true gentlemen with a heart of gold,.. God recieved a gem that day he got you.. Fly with the #angels & protect us all.. “WE WILL NEVER FORGET” GOD BLESS AMERICA.. ???????????

    – Gina
  12. I had the honor to do the Panama City Beach 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb in honor of Joseph Agnello on 9-8-18. Thoughts and prayers for the family

    – Tiffany
  13. My daughter worked with Joseph before he became a firefighter, Joseph was a man with a heart as big as the moon; he was the first one to step up whenever someone needed him. May he rest in eternal heavenly peace. My heartfelt condolences to his family and all his friends. God bless you Joseph, you are missed by all who knew you. I will keep your memory alive as long as I live. AMEN.

    – Annette Cangin
  14. He is my cousin he was a great man and my grandpa survived that craziness

    – Joseph
  15. He was my dad’s cousin…

    – Thomas Agnello
  16. Today I had the privilege to carry Joseph’s picture in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field. Honoring his memory gave me strength to finish strong.

    – Becky Paul
  17. I have the honor of running tomorrow. In Alpena Michigan’s Tunnel to Tower 5k in honor of Joesph. Never Forgotten!!

    – Tanya Minnick
  18. You will always be in our hearts and prayers. #CourageHonorCommittment

    – Amy Himler
  19. To the family of Joseph Agnello
    On this the 19th anniversary of the bombing of the World Trade Center, please know your firefighter family will never forget Joseph. He is a true HERO!!!

  20. you will never be forgotten.

    – shelley carroll
  21. I grew up with Joseph, went to Shellbank j. h. s. then to Sheepshead Bay H. S. We also delivered the NY Post together, We played on the same neighborhood football & softball team representing Ave X & P. S. 206. Joseph was a great friend & a role model to family &: friends. He then went on to painting & then a NYC Firemen. Rest in Peace my Brothet

    – Billy C
  22. I ran a 10k today in honor of Joseph. I wondered along the route who he was. What was his favorite song? His favorite food, what games he played with his kids? It’s been 20 years; but never forgotten.

    – Jamie
  23. it was a honor to participate today in Sturgeon Bay, WI stair clmb in memory of Firefighter Joseph Agnello. We will never forget all the brave men and women who passed away on 9-11-2001. Peace and love to the Agnello Family.

    – Patty
  24. My condolences to his family and friends. I honored him today on the 20th anniversary in WI at Lambeau field. There was over 3,000 climbers today. I. Will. Never. Forget.

    – Nicole R
  25. Thank you for being so brave. Your actions were courageous and selfless. You are a hero in every sense and will never be forgotten <3

    – Maria Greco
  26. On September 15, 2019 serving as a Booth Volunteer Firefighter in Alabama I participated in the 8th Annual Alabama Remembers 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Montgomery Alabama. I had the privilege to wear a tag clipped to my bunker gear with the picture and name of Joseph Agnello, Firefighter, Ladder 118. I will never forget his fearless courage and ultimate sacrifice.

    – Reggie Evans
  27. I finished a stair climb today in your honor and memory.
    I’m a volunteer fire fighter from NJ and I remember that day like it was yesterday.

    Never forget.

    – Diane Jackson