National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 43
Year of Death: 2001

Philip S. Petti

Philip S. Petti‚ 43‚ lieutenant‚ FDNY‚ Battalion 7. While growing up in Brooklyn‚ Petti dreamed of being a firefighter. After trying a variety of other jobs‚ he joined the FDNY‚ and‚ for 18 years‚ lived his dream. He enjoyed every part of the job‚ particularly treasuring the friendships he made in the firehouse. Petti was also a music fan and an athlete – he played nearly every team sport‚ coached his children’s soccer and baseball teams‚ and rooted fiercely for the Giants‚ Mets‚ and Rangers.

Memorial Posts


Memorial Wall

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  1. Today I did the 9/11 stair climb and was given Lt. Petti as the firefighter i was climbing for. It was an honor, God Bless you and your family.

    – Lisa Resch
  2. I climbed stairs today in Lt. Petti’s honor. It was a privilege to climb for him. Thank you, Lt. Petti, for your sacrifice. God bless your family.

    – Robin Moore
  3. I had the honor of walking in this hero’s memory. What an honor. I pray that his family is comforted by these small rembrences and know that this wonderful man and his fellow firefighters are not forgotten, but treasured in our hearts and memories. God bless all the families affected by this terrible tragedy. May we always remember.

    – Robin Heggemeyer
  4. 9/13/2022

    I am named for a FDNY firefighter, my grandfather, and grew up in Brooklyn, where I watched the erection of the WTC when walking to the subway to go to HS.

    I did a stair climb on 9/11/2022 in Marietta, GA, carrying Lt. Petti’s picture.

    Joseph Carson