On Sunday, April 24th, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh announced the death of Firefighter Timothy Klein, 31, a six-year veteran of the Department. On Sunday, April 24, Firefighter Klein was trapped under a ceiling collapse and critically injured while battling a 3-alarm fire at 108-26 Avenue N in Brooklyn. Firefighter Klein was removed from the building by his fellow Firefighters and rushed to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in sending our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Firefighter Klein. We thank him for his 6 years of service, dedication and sacrifice to the FDNY and the people and City of New York. Firefighter Klein will never be forgotten.
In honor of Firefighter Klein, the FDNY Foundation has set up the “FF Timothy Klein Fund.” All donations received to the FF Klein Fund will support two organizations that Firefighter Klein volunteered with: The FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation and The Fight for Firefighters Foundation. Both of these organizations assist active and retired FDNY members.
To make a donation to the FF Timothy Klein Fund, please visit: https://www.fdnyfoundation.org/donate/. Under Fund, please select “FF Timothy Klein Fund.”
Firefighter Klein was appointed to the FDNY on December 28, 2015. After graduating from the Fire Academy, he was assigned to Ladder Company 170 in Canarsie, Brooklyn. In January 2019, he delivered the eulogy for Firefighter Steven Pollard, his friend and fellow Firefighter from Ladder Company 170 who died in the line of duty.
Firefighter Klein is the 1,157th member of the FDNY to die in the line-of-duty. A resident of Queens, he is survived by his father, retired FDNY Firefighter Patrick Klein, his mother Diane, and his three sisters.