Wake for fallen firefighter Timothy Klein to be held today


Loved ones and fellow firefighters will gather Thursday to pay their respects to fallen Bravest Timothy Klein.

Klein’s viewing will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McManus Funeral Home, 4601 Avenue N in Flatlands, Brooklyn. 

The funeral for the 31-year-old hero will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of St. Francis de Sales, 129-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Belle Harbor, Queens. 

Klein, a 6-year FDNY veteran and the son of a retired firefighter, grew up nearby in Breezy Point, Queens.

He was killed in a raging Sunday afternoon house fire on Avenue N near East 108th Street in Canarsie, officials said.

Members of the Fire Department of the City gather to pay respects to Ladder Co. 170 firefighter Timothy Klein during a viewing at the McManus Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Members of the Fire Department of the City gather to pay respects to Ladder Co. 170 firefighter Timothy Klein during a viewing at the McManus Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
James Keivom
Members of the Fire Department of the City gather to pay respects to Ladder Co. 170 firefighter Timothy Klein during a viewing at the McManus Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Klein was killed when the second floor of a Canarsie home suddenly collapsed in on him as he helped battle an inferno.
Timothy Klein’s viewing will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McManus Funeral Home.
James Keivom
Members of the Fire Department of the City gather to pay respects to Ladder Co. 170 firefighter Timothy Klein during a viewing at the McManus Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Klein was killed when the second floor of a Canarsie home suddenly collapsed in on him as he helped battle an inferno.   (James Keivom for New York Post)
The funeral for Timothy Klein will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.
James Keivom
Firefighter Timothy Klein, 31, was one of more than 100 FDNY members responding to
Firefighter Timothy Klein was one of more than 100 FDNY members responding to the fire.
Brian Grogan

Fire officials say smoke-eaters were battling the fire when flames suddenly swept through the second floor of the building, sending them leaping from windows as part of the structure began caving in on itself.

Klein was fatally injured in the structural collapse, according to authorities and sources.

Three years ago, Klein gave a eulogy for fellow Bravest Steven Pollard, who died on duty while helping at the scene of a Brooklyn car crash.

Family members and friends of Fire Department of the City of New York Ladder Co. 170 firefighter Timothy Klein’s leave the family home for a viewing at the McManus Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in Queens, N.Y.  Klein was killed when the second floor of a Canarsie home suddenly collapsed in on him as he helped battle an inferno.   (James Keivom for New York Post)
Timothy Klein was a 6-year FDNY veteran and the son of a retired firefighter.
James Keivom
People gather at the family home of Fire Department of the City of New York Ladder Co. 170 firefighter Timothy KleinÕs before leaving for a viewing at the McManus Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
People gather at the family home of Timothy Klein before leaving for a viewing at the McManus Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
James Keivom
Members of the Fire Department of the City greet fellow firefighter Robert Velazquez(in blue shirt), who suffered two broken arms battling the three-alarm Canarsie house blaze Sunday
Members of the Fire Department of the City greet fellow firefighter Robert Velazquez, who suffered two broken arms battling the three-alarm Canarsie house blaze Sunday.
James Keivom

A woman answering the door at Pollard’s family’s home earlier this week said Steven’s kin would be attending Klein’s funeral.

A 21-year-old autistic man, identified as Carlos Richards – the son of a retired NYPD cop – also died in Sunday’s inferno. 

Richards was reported missing by his family when flames broke out in their home, authorities said. 

Firefighters prepare to carry out the body of Firefigher Timothy Klein
Timothy Klein was fatally injured in the structural collapse.
Wayne Carrington
Firefighter Timothy Klein from Ladder 170 was killed when the second floor of a building collapsed in flames during a three alarm fire.  Here, you can see part of the collapsed floor.
Carlos Richards – the son of a retired NYPD cop – also died in Sunday’s fire. 
Gregory P. Mango
Firefighter Timothy Klein from Ladder 170 was killed when the second floor of a building collapsed in flames during a three alarm fire
Firefighter Timothy Klein was killed when the second floor of a building collapsed in flames.
Gregory P. Mango

Later Sunday, Richards’ body was found in the home’s charred remains, authorities said. 

“Our condolences go to the family of the firefighter who died trying to save Carlos,” a man told The Post by phone Monday, after answering a number listed for Richards’ mother. 

“Our hearts go out to his family. Right now, we’re grieving for Carlos, and we share the same pain that they are feeling,’’ added the man, who did not identify himself.


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