National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 42
Year of Death: 2001

Peter J. Carroll

Pete was the greatest friend to me. When I lost him on 9/11/01‚ a part of me died. I will never be the same. Our family suffered a major loss and each of us is having a difficult time with each new day. Life has become a struggle and time is the only thing on our side. Pete was the greatest husband‚ friend‚ soulmate‚ stepfather and a friend to all. His humor and caring ways are never forgotten.

There is only one word to explain Pete-Irreplaceable. We will never stop loving him.

Memorial Posts


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  1. Today, September 11, 2016, I climbed 110 floors for Peter. I honored him and prayed for his family on this day. May God keep him as our angel and bless those that miss him the most.

    – Christine Harms
  2. melbourne firefighter stairclimb 2017 i climb 28 floors in honour of the sacrifice on 9/11

    – Daniel wills
  3. I did a stair climb in honor of this tragic death, my prayers go out to the friends and family members of Peters death. May he rest in peace.

    – Cayley Shoemaker
  4. In honor of the fallen 343 this year I climbed the 110 flights for Peter J. Carroll. Gone but not forgotten! Fly High Brother!???

    – Bethany Mccullough
  5. October 8th, 2017… I climbed for you brother, thank you for your service to not only New York but to this country. Rest In Peace brother.

    – William Logan
  6. Mr. Carroll, your service, bravery and integrity along with all your fire fighter brothers is humbling.

    – Thomas Carroll
  7. Mr. Carroll, thank you for your service, bravery and integrity. Your sacrifice when you ran to the danger to save as many people as possible, I will never forget, God bless the FDNY.

    – Thomas E. Carroll
  8. Peter and I worked together as busboys at the Concord Hotel in the summer of 1976. He taught me to ride his motorcycle, which I used to take my road test. He saved my life once when we were heading out on our bikes for a ride. I’ll never forget that or him. He was a thoughtful, funny, brave man, even as a teen.

    – Kevin Owen
  9. I have had the honor and privilege to climb for Mr. Carroll four times now: 2011, 2012, 2013, and then again yesterday, Sept. 15, 2019 in the Nashville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice so that others may live and carry on yours and the others legacy of the FDNY.

    – Trevor Norris
  10. Tomorrow, 9-3-21, I will climb 110 floors in honor of Firefighter Carroll. To say I am honored to have been selected to carry his name here in Dallas is an understatement. Thank you Peter Carroll for your ultimate sacrifice to the safety of the citizens you served. I hope I pray I honor your name in the most respectful manner.
    Tim Smith
    Fire Chief
    West Carlisle Fire
    Lubbock, Texas

    – Tim Smith
  11. Today we walked on the 20th anniversary of 9-11. Around my neck was the name of a man I never met. A man who didn’t know me or my family. A man who gave everything to serve others.

    Today, around my neck, I wrote the name of a hero. Thank you Peter Carroll.

    – David Britt
  12. 20 years and we still remember. Your bravery is an inspiration to us all. Your actions were courageous and selfless. Thank you for being a hero in every sense of the word, we will never forget. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    – Maria Greco
  13. It’s been 20 years since that tragic day and such bravery, even in the face of fear, never ceases to amaze me. Pete, your name was spoken as I rang the bell midway through the stair climb at Lambeau Field. You may be gone but are never forgotten. Thank you for your courage and your sacrifice for others. You are truly an American hero.
    To Pete’s family, my heart goes out to you. I sincerely understand that the pain of grief may lessen but it truly never goes away. Live your lives to the fullest….it’s what he would want for you.

    – Steffanie Baierl
  14. I met Peter at ClubMed Columus Isle back I believe in 1996 or 1997/8..I am from Germany…we talked every day at the pool and flew back together to Miami.He was so proud being a firefighter in ny…back then he was sure that the WTC will be attacked again…unfortunately he was right.I will always remember him reading a book and instead of turning a side, tear out the bookpage.RIP dear Peter

    – Claudia
  15. Today on September 11, 2022, I had the honor and privilege to climb 110 floors for Mr. Carroll, while on deployment in Kuwait. I hope to be as fearless as this man. To go running in to into the fires of hell and into the hands of God.

    – Curtis Schmit