National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 37
Year of Death: 2001

Thomas J. Farino

Thomas J. Farino‚ 37‚ captain‚ FDNY‚ Engine 26. Farino was posthumously promoted to battalion chief. The youngest of six boys‚ Farino’s father was a New York City police officer. With his wife of 20 years‚ he had two children.

Memorial Posts


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  1. Dear Fallen Brother,

    I had the honor of climbing 112 stories while carrying your name. After learning a little more about you, I find it very humbling to have represented you. Not only did you strive for excellence in servering your community but you also knew where the line was between calling and family. I have no doubt your children memories will forever be enriched by the extra time you dedicated to them prior to your untimely death. Thank you for all that you did and for setting the example for the rest of us to follow. I will forever remember your name and I pray your family has found some peace.

    Rest easy brother, we’ll take it from here.

    -Mark Taylor

    – M. Taylor
  2. It was an honor and a privilege to climb 110 flights of stairs in your honor at the annual Panama City Beach 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb. Every year, I reflect on everything that changed that day…not only for myself, but for the families of those that we lost. I was in high school and it has had a major impact on how I have lived my life since. You made the ultimate sacrifice to help your fellow man and were an exemplary firefighter. I will continue to think about you and pray for your family.

    -Briana Suggs

    Briana Suggs
  3. Today I carried your name while participated in the 911 stair climb. I was humbled and honored to do so. I reflected on what it meant. I wondered who you were. We will never forget your courage and your sacrifice. Thank you.

    – Alexis
  4. Hey Tommy.

    I think about you a lot. I believe you are in a better place now. You are with my parents, so many of my aunts and uncle’s, some of my other friends. You’re with your mom and dad. I will never forget.

    – Fred Wohlfarth
  5. 9-7-19
    I did the 911 stair climb today at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. I proudly carried your card with me today and spoke to you along the way. You will go with me also on any future stair climbs.
    I especially want to thank you for your heroic efforts you did that horrible day in September. May you walk with God now. Bless your family and help them to continue to heal from this tragic event.

    – Chris Czechanski
  6. On Saturday September 7, 2019, I had the privilege of having your name and photo on my competitor leg tag for the Melbourne (Australia) Firefighter stair climb. I proudly finished and wanted to acknowledge you. We as firefighters never forget. Thank you for your service.

    – S M - Eynesbury CFA
  7. Dear American Hero Thomas Farino,

    It was my honor to carry your badge in your memory at the T2T Utica 5K run & walk on Sunday, August 22, 2021, in Utica, NY. God bless you and my ever grateful heart for watching over us.

    Christine, Potocki
    New Hartford, NY

    – Christine Potocki