We regret to pass on that Firefighter Timothy Klein, 31, of Ladder Company 170, a 6 year veteran of the Department, the son of an FDNY member, (with other relatives on the FDNY) died in the Line of Duty this afternoon. Firefighter Klein responded to what became a 3–alarm fire at 108-26 Avenue N in Brooklyn earlier this afternoon and was critically injured in a collapse inside the building while he was fighting the fire. As members were evacuating under orders, there was a reported collapse. There are 5 other Firefighters injured and a civilian is still missing from that fire.
Firefighter Klein is the 1,157th member of the FDNY to die in the Line of Duty. The last member of the Department to die in the Line of Duty was Firefighter Jesse Gerhard, who died on February 16, 2022-from that same firehouse. Funeral arrangements are pending.
DETAILS ABOUT HIM AND THE FIRE ON THIS PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO:
VIDEO OF THE FIRE: