National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 39
Year of Death: 2001

Vincent A. Princiotta

Vinny‚ a loving husband and father‚ was a devoted son and family man who always enjoyed life to the fullest and taught others to do the same. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed many outdoors sports including surfing‚ sailing‚ bicycling‚ skiing‚ and snowboarding. Vinny loved his life as a New York City firefighter‚ especially the ‘Brotherhood.’ What was closest to his heart was the knowledge that he was able to help other people.

To those who knew him‚ he was a caring‚ generous person with a great sense of humor‚ which included playing the most light-hearted of practical jokes.

Vinny touched the lives and hearts of all that knew him.

Memorial Posts


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  1. Never Forgive- Never Forget. Brave Men, Who gave it All.

    – Steven B Schliedermann
  2. Running with Vinnie in the tunnel to towers run in Wake Forest NC today. Always remembering.

    – Mike Cole
  3. 9/11/2019
    Morrison Co, Red Rocks Memorial Climb was in your honor and memory today . ❤️

    – Jennifer Baumert
  4. You touched the lives of many and although I never met you, I know that you gave it your all and all these years latter I have forgotten you….R.I.P

    – george kelly
  5. September 2021
    Vinnie, your firefighter family will never forget you. You are a true HERO!!

    – lisa hopman
  6. I have Vincent’s copper 911 bracelet and would like to send it to his family. Please email me and let me know where I can send his bracelet. Never forget these amazing heroes!

    – Catherine LaFleur
  7. This is so true “Vinny touched the lives and hearts of all that knew him” You are missed and we will never forget! September 2021

    – aileen
  8. Tri Cities 9/11 Stairs Climb in Bristol TN was in your honor . Never Forget

    – Sharon Henegar
  9. I got Vincent’s name today at a 911 memorial stair climb in Utah. It was an honor to represent his name.

    – Israel Rivero
  10. I will never forget and I will teach others to always remember! You are my hero!

    – Melissa Princiotta Coronella
  11. Although I didn’t know Vincent personally, I know very well that he was a great man – you can even see it from the photos with his family and friends. Fellow firefighters far overseas, in Ukraine, will always remember Vinny Princiotta.

    Andriy Rud
  12. I had the honor of climbing for “Vinny” Princiotta at the memorial climb in Montgomery, Alabama 9/10/22. His badge is on wall at Hatton VFD in north Alabama…he will always be remembered.

    – Melony Terry
  13. Hey Kid,
    I beat the devil and doing good
    Down to my fighting
    Still doing what we both loved
    Working and Teaching Kids about all
    I am a Grand Pa, yes Kelly your
    God Daughter , His name is Nathaniel and
    going to be a bigger Heartbreaker than you were
    Blonde Hair Blue Eyed and Feisty
    We miss you dearly
    Continue to Rest In Peace I will handle down here, See you again someday
    Go Yankees

    – Robert Carmody