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Timothy Patrick Klein


On Sunday, April 24, 2022, Firefighter Timothy Klein responded to a 3 alarm fire at 108-26 Avenue N in Brooklyn. While fighting the fire, he was critically injured. He was removed from the building and taken to the Brookdale University Hospital Center, where he passed away from his injuries.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Timothy Patrick Klein was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Fire Department of New York
9 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Chief: Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh

Age: 31
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: April 24, 2022 1:49 p.m.
Date of death: April 24, 2022
Cause of fatal injury: Collapse
Nature of fatal injury: Crushed
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: August 14, 2023