National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 36
Year of Death: 2001

Martin J. Egan Jr.

Martin J. Egan‚ Jr. was a 36-year old New York City Fire Department Captain. He was very proud to be a firefighter and often called it the greatest job in the world. He was married for 8 years to his wife Diane. He had a 6-year old son and a 4-year old daughter. Being a father to his two young children was his greatest accomplishment and joy. He was a wonderful husband and father who was happiest spending time with his family.

His many interests included running (he ran in most local races‚ including the 2000 New York City Marathon)‚ weight lifting‚ skiing‚ and renovating his 90-year old home.

He will never be forgotten and is truly missed by his many family members and friends.

Diane Egan

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  1. Although I have never personally met your family or son, through mutual friends I have heard the heroic story of your husband. It has touched the lives of my self, my family, and my friends. I hope you know that he is on many others minds today and not only your own.

    A 17 year old kid

    – S
  2. I participated in a tower challenge memorial step walk today (9/11/2018) and was given a wristband with your name on it, I found strength in your name which gave me the ability to complete the challenge. I will never forget your sacrifice or the men and women who died that day. Thank you for your service to this great country and may God bless your family and loved ones.

    Never forget 9/11

    – Randy
  3. I participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb that was held at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin. The Stair Climb releases 343 participants at a time, each carrying a badge with one of the 9/11 fallen firefighters. I had the privilege to carry the badge of Martin J. Egan, Jr., Captain of Ladder 118. As I rang the bell and stated Martin’s name out loud, I sent caring thoughts to his family.

    – Jodie Ausloos
  4. September 22, 2018 I walked in the 9/11 Memorial Walk at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin in honor of your husband. May God bless you and your family. He (and you) made the ultimate sacrifice.

    – Sheri Oberleitner
  5. Today I did the Run for the Fallen event and was given Martin’s badge to walk in his memory. Thoughts prayers and hugs to all.

    – Rebecca Hull
  6. 09/11/19. I worked for DHS as a K9 handler. My K9 was named after Captain Egan. I always wondered the origin of my K9’s and now I know. Thank you for your sacrifice Captain Egan. You will forever be in my heart. Rest easy brother, I got it from here!

    – Mike Ro
  7. I have done the 9/11 stair climb for two years now. I am a senior in high school, and want to become a firefighter when I am older. On 9/11 this year and last year I had the privilege to wear the badge of Captain Martin J. Egan Jr. on the left pocket of my fireman’s coat. I walked for Captain Egan Jr. and will forever keep his spirit alive and will never forget him! May you Rest In Peace, you will never be forgotten Captain!


    – Dom
  8. Hi Capt. Egan, I know you’re not here to witness this day but it’s already been 20 years since 9/11. I was just an eighth grader in Math class when I heard the horrific news. Today, fast forward 20 years later, I serve in the U.S. Coast Guard here in NYC! I ran a 5 K in your remembrance and I have a card with your name on it that was given to me. I had to find out who this remarkable man was so I “googled” you and read so many wonderful things you were apart of. I’ll forever keep your family in my heart. —Very respectfully ENS K. Pringle.

    – Ensign K. Pringle, U.S.Coast Guard
  9. It’s Sept. 10, 2022 in Oklahoma, and I am preparing to do the memorial stair climb in Oklahoma City. This year, I was given Captain Egan’s name to climb for. I am a volunteer firefighter/EMT/chaplain on our small town department, and I just want to share what an honor it is to climb for Captain Egan. I also have a son and daughter, and my wife and I celebrated our 9 year anniversary this last June. So, I can’t imagine how hard it was to lose him.

    So, all the way from Oklahoma, I just want to say thank you, and let you know that his sacrifice and your sacrifice as a family is still being honored.

    -Taylor Anderson
    (Hydro Fire Dept.)

    – Taylor Anderson
  10. Today, 9/11/22, I climbed over 2,071 stairs in your honor. Thank you for your bravery and heroism. Many blessings to your family.

    – Tara Marie McKelvy
  11. I did the stadium climb this year for him this year.

    – Jennifer
  12. I did the stadium climb this year for him this year at Lambeau Field on September 10, 2022. My son and I keep all our badges we get to put on our flag in the house to always remember.

    – Jennifer