National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 52
Year of Death: 2001

Ronnie L. Henderson

Ronnie L. Henderson‚ 52‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 279. A courageous firefighter and dedicated father of four‚ Henderson moved to Brooklyn as a teenager. A Marine veteran‚ he attended Alexander Hamilton High School and John Jay College before becoming a longshoreman and then joining the FDNY. He was active in his Newburgh‚ N.Y.‚ community and a member of the Church of God by Faith.

Memorial Posts


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  1. I miss my Father, the Soldier, the Provider, the Patriot, the Hero, a true Father!!! Love and miss you, Dad!!!

    – Marshall Ross
  2. I will always remember you. The countless nights we were allowed to sleep at your home as kids. Honor to have known this hero personally. Man you gave his life for others and was a good man and devoted father. Rest in peace Mr. Henderson.

    – Sandra Salguero
  3. I completed the 911 memorial stairclimb yesterday. I wore Mr. Henderson name badge and walked in his honor. I’m so sorry for your family loss. It was an absolute honor to walk for a hero.

    Lieutenant Josh Dixon
    Henderson Fire Department
    Henderson, Ky

    – Josh Dixon
  4. I ran the Hero Rush firefighters obstacle course in upstate NY and wore Mr. Henderson’s name as I completed the race. Such an honor to be running in the memory of someone who gave so much for us! I am sorry for your loss and wish you only the best in the future.

    – Amber Volbrecht
  5. I will be doing the 911 stair climb today in memory of Mr. Henderson in Indiana . His story is truely an inspiration like many of the hero’s that day. May he never be forgotten. This one is for you Ronnie.

    – Vince Corbin
  6. Climbed 110 stories today in memory of you Brother . Rest In Peace.

    – Rob Smith
  7. I completed the 911 Memorial Stair climb yesterday and was honored to climb those stairs for a true hero Mr Ronnie Henderson. Thank you for your sacrifice on that dreadful day.
    You will never be forgotten.

    – Patrice Mancuso
  8. I wore Mr. Henderson’s name on the memorial stair climb. Semper fidelis Marine. Until Valhalla.

    – Patrick Roy
  9. Today I did the 911 stair climb in Wisconsin in honor of Ronnie. I was proud to announce his name and ring the bell in honor of him. God bless

    – Brenda S Vigil
  10. I participated in the 9/11 stair climb for you at Lambeau Field, WI. It was an honor to climb because you climbed. You’ll never be forgotten and will always be loved. Thanks for your bravery!

    – Alexandra
  11. I had the honor of climbing today for Firefighter Ronnie Henderson of FDNY Engine 279. I climbed because he climbed. RFB (Remember Fallen Brothers) always and forever.

    Nik Kimbel
    Creve Coeur Fire District
    St. Louis County, Missouri

    – Nik Kimbel
  12. RIP you Ronnie

    – Oliver
  13. 9/11/19 ~ Mr. Henderson, I completed the 911 Tower Challenge in Glendale, Arizona in your memory today. Every step taken was in honor of you and your sacrifice and in prayer for your family and loved ones who remain. We will never forget you, Mr. Henderson! Thank you for running toward danger when most would run the opposite way. You will always be a hero!

    – Sherri Wolford
  14. Today I was honored to complete the 9/11 stair climb in memory of Mr. Henderson.

    – Rebeca Roitt
  15. Hey Unc, just wanna pay my respects to my hero for the advice on a man’s role in life and on manhood in general. Your memory gives me strength. Thank you, sir.

    – Anthony Jackson-Lewis
  16. You’re amazing person. I really missed your smile. At the Department of Veterans Health care center across from the fight house. Ronnie would came for new information. Regarding Veterans benefits . A wonderful MARINE and friend.

    – Magaly
  17. Conducted the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in your name. Rest in Peace.

    – Mark Paul Reiff
  18. Walking for you on Saturday at lambeau field. Thank u for serving and obviously a man of faith. I will ring the bell loudly and say your name with pride. God speed sir.

    – Barb
  19. Mr Henderson, walking for u at lambeau. Thank u for serving and sacrificing for the U.S. I will ring the bell loudly and say your name with pride. God Speed sir!

    – Barb