National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 38
Year of Death: 2001

Keith A. Glascoe

Keith A. Glascoe‚ 38‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 21. An outstanding football player‚ Glascoe was invited to the New York Jets training camp following his graduation from Delaware State. His second year at Jets’ camp was cut short by injury‚ although he next played professionally for a year in Italy. Glascoe was also an actor with extensive TV credits and a role in the movie The Professional. Once he became a husband and father‚ he was drawn to jobs that required compassion‚ and found his way to Ladder 21‚ where he worked for 3 1/2 years.

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  1. Thanx for your compassion and heroism. R.I.P.

    – Charles Penn
  2. I am from Thomasville ga and we just had a 110 story stair climb and we all carried one fire fighter that lost their life on 9/11 and I carried keith 110 stories representing the climb down he made it up and I brought him out

    – Tim oberstein
  3. Rip it was an honor to climb 110 stories here in Bismarck at the capital building today you was a true hero

    – Jefferey Dade
  4. I completed 110 stories in honor of Keith today at Lambeau Field. It was a very moving experience and I will do it again next year. Thank you for your sacrifice. You are a true hero to us all.

    – Kelly Ploszay
  5. I recently participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event tribute to the 343 firefighters who gave their lives during the tragic events at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. I climbed the equivalent of 110 stories—the height of the fallen World Trade Center towers—on the steps of Lambeau Field. I was given a badge with the name and photograph of one of the fallen
    firefighters to symbolically complete the climb with one of the fallen. At the equivalent of the 78th floor of the World Trade Center towers, which is the highest floor firefighters reached on 9/11, each climber rings the fire bell in honor of the fallen firefighter on their badge. I had the honor of climbing in memory of Keith A. Glascoe. To his family, friends and colleagues, I extend my most heartfelt apologies and to Keith, I thank him for his ultimate sacrifice. He is the definition of a true American HERO.

    – Andrea Garvens
  6. I ran the 2016 NFFF 5k in tribute and remembrance of FF Glascoe, at the Volunteer and Combination Officer Symposium in Clearwater. I keep the identification tag on my shelf in my office to remember the sacrifice given that day and to never forget.

    – Al Yancey, Jr.
  7. I carried Keith’s tag in the 2018 Grand Rapids Mi stair climb with constant thought of him and his family on my heart I carried on and completed it I’ll
    The next stop for this tag is in my Helmet

    – Jason A Shauger RTFD
  8. 2018 – On 9/22 in Green Bay, WI @ Lambeau field, I climbed 110 stories in your honor. Thank you for your sacrifice, commitment and service to others. It was an honor to climb in your memory. A memory of mine that will never be forgotten. R.I.P.

    – Heather Salzer
  9. I appeared in the film The Professional with Keith as my fellow actor I just learned of his death today in 2018. I still remember his cheerful attitude and humility on the set. RIP

    – william harbour
  10. Thank for the memories Keith. We’ve known each other since 1975 through Football and Club Bouncing. Your family is beautiful and your boys are great. Nolan will be a Police Officer after he graduates next year. Owen has perfected his one-handed football catches on the LIU Post Sharks.. Keith is playing his senior year at corner and receiver for Massepequa HS. Ben, Gloria and Lee & family still honor and Love you.. Blessings from our realm to yours…..

    Pedro L Barry
  11. I have the honor of completing a World Trade Center climb tomorrow, in honor of this great man. It will be a priviledge to honor this man. Prayers to you up in heaven and to your family and loved ones.

    – Vicky Kurowski
  12. Will be doing your hero WOD today at my Crossfit box with lots of other folks. We’ll be thinking about you.

    – Alan Naas