National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 43
Year of Death: 2001

Thomas G. O’Hagan

Thomas G. O’Hagan‚ 43‚ lieutenant‚ FDNY‚ Engine 6. A 20-year veteran who came to Engine 6 after his promotion to lieutenant‚ he was a long-time member of Engine 52 in Riverdale. He was known as a superb cook and bartender. O’Hagan had given up his second jobs bartending and running a cookie route to devote himself to his family when his wife gave birth to their twin boys.

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  1. On September 11, 2001 I had heard of
    a local Firefighter from Riverdale that died a hero saving people. I felt this overwhelming feeling that I had to pay my own tribute to him. I wasn’t a very good commuter at the time. Suffered from anxiety. But I got on a bus to go to the funeral service. Turned out I was on route to the wrong church. I got back on the bus and made my way to the Funeral home on Riverdale Avenue. When I arrived I never saw anything like what was happening there. Hundreds of people, police, firefighters all paying tribute to Thomas O Hagan. It’s a moment in time I will never forget and I never felt so proud to have known of just one of the hundreds of heroes that lost their lives on that tragic day. May he be resting in peace as well as all the other people that passed on that day

    – Carol Jaslowitz
  2. I recently participated in the Climb at CitiField for the NFFF – Lieutenant Thomas G. O’Hagen was the hero I was climbing for. I thank him for his service and pray that he is resting in peace.

    – Kathy Cravinho
  3. I made a memory quilt for Tom’s surviving family members in late 2001, anonymously. It seemed the least I could do for such a sacrifice. My friend Doris Roberts machine quilted the quilt for me, a labor of love. Both Doris and I pray that our gesture gave at least a little comfort to the family to know Tom’s sacrifice made a difference in both our lives.

    – Laura Baima
  4. Climbing in honor of Lieutenant Thomas G. O’Hagan! Never Forget #343

    2017 National Capital Region 9/11 Stair Climb.

    – Patty Crisman
  5. Today I participated in the 2017 Maine 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. The firefighter that I climbed for today was LT. Thomas G. O’Hagan – Engine 52. I want to take a minute and thank his him and his family for his service and I pray that he Rest In Peace.

    – Jason Gardner
  6. I did the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Green Bay, WI on 9-22-18 and Lieutenant Thomas O’Hagen of
    Engine 52 was the hero I climbed for. It was with great pride that I was able to honor Lieutenant
    O’Hagen for his service. For me to say thank-you and climb the stairs is not nearly enough expressed appreciation for the dedication, sacrifice and service he provided to keep others safe from harm. Rest in piece Lt. O’Hagen and God Bless you and your family always.

    – Kelli Stutz
  7. this morning my soccer team and i payed tribute to the 343 fallen first responders on 9/11. at 6:45 this morning we climbed 1,980 steps, equivalent to the 110 stories of the world trade center. lieutenant thomas o’hagan was the hero i was climbing for.

    – Averi Mercer
  8. Was invited by a guide to photograph a name on the memorial while on a visit from London UK as a sign of remembrance Thomas O’Hagan was the one we picked. Rest in peace to him and all those who suffered and are still suffering from this atrocity.

    – Vivien Murphy
  9. On August 6, 2021, I carried Lt. O’Hagan with me as I completed the 911 stair climb at FDIC. It was my honor to complete the climb with you sir. Rest in Peace brother!!

    – Bryan Grasser
  10. This year, 2021, I am doing the 9/11 stair climb in Indiana and Lt. Thomas O’Hagan is my hero. I never met him, but I hope to do him proud and honor his memory.

    – Michelle Deal
  11. I have recently just visited the 911 memorial on the 2nd of December 2021 with my family. There was a evacuation. On leaving the building, not knowing what had happened, we gathered outside and realized we wouldn’t be going back in that day. There must have been 10 fire engines arrive at the scene. When we walked past the engines I took a few photos. Now back in Sheffield, England and looking thru the photos I’d taken a picture of engine 6 !!! All gave some some gave all. Lt. Thomas O’Hagan, FF Paul Beyer, FF Thomas Holohan, FF William Johnston. I found this very touching and just being in the memorial area puts things into prospective . . all heroes R I P god bless we will never forget xxxx

    – lee kerry
  12. Today, I did the 9/11 Memorial stair climb in your honor. I may not have known you, but your legacy lives on. I climbed all the way to the top with you on my shoulders. 110 stories. I prayed for you and your family. May your name ever not be spoken of. May you always be remembered. EMT- Rose C.

    – Rose Centko
  13. I am honored to have climbed for Lieutenant O’Hagan yesterday, September 10, 2022, in the Baltimore, MD Memorial Stair Climb. I keep him and his family in my thoughts today on September 11th and will continue to do so going forward. May he rest in peace.

    – Gillian Spencer