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K00777 Summary:

SPONSORPheffer Amato
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K00777 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 777
BY: M. of A. Pheffer Amato
        HONORING  the  life  and heroic actions of Timothy
        Klein, renowned firefighter,  distinguished  citizen
        and devoted member of his community
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of this Legislative Body to convey its
grateful appreciation and heartfelt regret in recognition of the loss of
a courageous and hardworking firefighter who  dedicated  his  purposeful
life and career in faithful service to both his family and the residents
of New York State; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  with  profound  sadness that this Legislative Body
records the tragic and untimely  passing  of  FDNY  Firefighter  Timothy
Klein, who made the ultimate sacrifice on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at the
age of 31; and
  WHEREAS,  On  Sunday,  April  24,  2022,  at  1:49  p.m., FDNY units
responded to 108-26 Avenue N in Brooklyn for reports  of  smoke  in  the
area; and
  WHEREAS,  Firefighter  Timothy  Klein,  a  six-year  veteran  of the
Department assigned to Ladder Company 170 but working in Engine  Company
257  on this tour, responded to the scene in under five minutes with his
fellow Firefighters and found visible fire in a private home; and
  WHEREAS,  Without  hesitation  or  regard  for   his   own   safety,
Firefighter  Timothy  Klein  began  battling  the  blaze,  which quickly
escalated to a three-alarm fire; as conditions in the  building  rapidly
deteriorated,  the  Incident  Commander  ordered  all  members  from the
building; and
  WHEREAS, During this time, Firefighter Timothy Klein became  trapped
under a ceiling collapse and critically injured; he was removed from the
building  by  his fellow Firefighters and rushed to Brookdale University
Hospital Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries; and
  WHEREAS, A resident of Queens, New York, Timothy Klein's family  has
a  rich history of service in the FDNY, and he bravely followed in their
footsteps; he was appointed to the FDNY on December 28, 2015, and  after
graduating  from the Fire Academy, he was assigned to Ladder Company 170
in Canarsie, Brooklyn; and
  WHEREAS, The 1,157th member of the FDNY to die in the  line-of-duty,
Firefighter  Timothy Klein gave his life heroically fighting to save the
lives of others; and
  WHEREAS, Timothy Klein genuinely  loved  being  a  firefighter,  and
through  his strong work ethic, great courage, and positive attitude, he
inspired numerous fellow firefighters; he is  survived  by  his  father,
retired FDNY Firefighter Patrick Klein; his mother, Diane; and his three
sisters, Erin, Tara and Bridgette; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout his meritorious life, Timothy Klein touched many
through  his  kindness  and commitment to service, and, as we recall the
loss of this great man, we  memorialize  his  remarkable  life  and  the
enormous impact he had on everyone with whom he came in contact; and
  WHEREAS,  Firefighter  Timothy  Klein  gave  his  life in service to
others, but more importantly, he lived his life in  service  to  others;
his  infinite selflessness and strength will forever stand as a paradigm
and inspiration for others; and
  WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a  sense  of
compassion,  Firefighter Timothy Klein leaves behind a legacy which will
long endure the passage of time and will remain as a  comforting  memory
to  all  who  were  privileged  to  have known and loved him; he will be
deeply missed and truly merits the grateful tribute of this  Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the life and heroic actions of Timothy Klein, and to  express  its
deepest condolences to his family; and be it further
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Firefighter Timothy Klein.
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