Fallen FDNY firefighter spent free time volunteering at Long Island-based foundation
A fallen FDNY firefighter has a special connection to Long Island.
Timothy Klein was killed while responding to a fire at a Brooklyn home on Sunday.
Klein was a volunteer at the Fight for Firefighters Foundation. It is a local non-profit organization that builds wheelchair ramps and other medically needed alterations to homes on the island.
Klein, 31, devoted his life to helping build accessible ramps, doorways and other structures for first responder families, free of charge.
News 12 has learned Klein spent the week after Easter raising the floor, plumbing and heating of the home of FDNY Lt. Jack Kirrane and his 12-year-old son Finley, who uses a wheelchair or a walker to get through the house.
A wake for Klein is was held Thursday.
A funeral for Klein will be held in Belle Harbor at 11 a.m. Friday.
Klein will then be laid to rest at Saint Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.