National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 42
Year of Death: 2001

Michael K. Healey

Michael K. Healey‚ 42‚ lieutenant‚ FDNY‚ Rescue 41. Healey‚ an 18-year veteran of the FDNY‚ grew up in Massapequa Park‚ where he and his wife met as teenagers. Married for 20 years‚ the couple have three children. When Healey wasn’t fighting fires‚ he coached lacrosse‚ ran distance races‚ and never minded handling the household chores at the family’s Long Island home.

On September 11‚ he wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. That’s what he did. ‘That’s our job‚’ he would have said.

Memorial Posts


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  1. I walked in your honor today at the 9-11 firefighter memorial walk in Green Bay Wi. It was an honor to do so in tribute to your dedication and commitment.

    – Christina
  2. I had the honor of walking 110 flights of stairs today ( Columbus OH, Chase building) with Michael K. Healey picture in my hand. I thank him and his family for their sacrifice and their bravery during that tragic day of 9/11. Each step I took today, I had him in my mind and thank him repeatedly. I will never forget his face. Words can’t express how grateful I am for this moment.

    – Julie Silver
  3. I climbed in Denver for Lieutenant Healey in 2013. 110 flights. His picture and card now hang in my gear locker where I see it every morning of every shift.
    God bless his family.

    – Eric Farnsworth
  4. Tomorrow I will climb 110 flights at Red Rocks in Colorado carrying your picture. Thank you Lt. Healy and God bless you and your family.

    – Janette Prokop
  5. Baltimore, MD…going to be doing the 9-11 Tribute Stair Climb this morning in your honor! Thank you for your sacrifice.

    – Rica Salcedo
  6. My future husband was his neighbor his whole life. He told him on that day he’d see him later. Something was going on in the city. He never saw him again. Hes here with me know in Washington state but his life will always be N.Y.. God bless him and everyone that lost their lives that day..

    – Stefanie R Tarr
  7. Today I was honored to climb 110 stairs in your honor in Dansville, NY.

    – Nicole E Stratton
  8. It was my privilege to do the 9/11 stair climb in your honor today, (9-22-18), in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

    – Travis Sallee
  9. Thank you
    Always in my prayers

    – Andrew Healy
  10. I climbed in your honor today. Alabama remembers 9/11 Montgomery 2019. I will never forget you sir, our Hero!

    – Leah Englett
  11. On 9.10.22, I was part of the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (home of the Green Bay Packers) Thank you to Pierce Manufacturing Inc. for putting on this special event. I was honored to represent Lieutenant Michael K. Healey, Rescue Squad 41 from the South Bronx, NY. I thought of his wife, Theresa (teenage sweethearts) and his 3 children; Michael, Katie and Matthew (who were in their teen years at his time of passing) I was honored to have climbed in memory of him and his family. He was a true hero that scarificed his life. For all the other 342 firefighters and all the other people that never made it out of the Twin Towers that day – you will never ever be forgotten!

    – BETSY F.
  12. I had the great HONOR & privilege of carrying you in the New Orleans Stair Climb this year (2023). Thank you Lt Healey for giving the ultimate sacrifice..NEVER FORGET! Kimberly McCord (FF – Friendswood Volunteer Fire Dept)

    Kimberly McCord