NEW YORK (AP) — A funeral is being held Friday for a New York Metropolis firefighter killed whereas battling a Brooklyn home hearth.
Timothy Klein, 31, died Sunday when flames engulfed the second floor of the home, inflicting a part of the ceiling to break down.
One different particular person was killed within the blaze in Brooklyn’s Canarsie neighborhood. Eight firefighters and a resident had been damage.
Klein’s funeral is being held on the Church of St. Francis DeSales, a Roman Catholic parish in Belle Harbor, Queens.
Klein, who grew up in close by Breezy Level, was with the hearth division for six years. His father and different kin had been additionally New York Metropolis firefighters, officers mentioned.
In 2019, Klein spoke on the funeral of his pal and fellow firefighter Steven Pollard, who plunged to his demise off a freeway bridge whereas speeding to rescue two males trapped in an overturned car on the Belt Parkway.
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Klein and Pollard had been each assigned to Ladder Firm 170 in Canarsie.
“Tim made an impression on everybody he worked with, junior men who he trained and senior men who he impressed,” Lieutenant Robert Kittelberger of Ladder Firm 170 mentioned at Klein’s wake Thursday.
“He was a very big part of our firehouse; he was very dependable at a fire,” Kittelberger mentioned. “This has been heartbreaking for us. We are going to stick together and get through the next couple of days and take care of each other.”
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