Timothy Brown, known as Tim, was a New York City firefighter who began his career in the South Bronx in the 1980s. He later became a member of New York Task Force One, one of FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue Teams. In 1998, Brown was assigned to the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, located on the 23rd floor of the 7 World Trade Center building. On the morning of September 11, he was eating breakfast on the building’s mezzanine level when hijacked Flight 11 struck the North Tower. Brown assisted the FDNY with rescue operations throughout the attack and narrowly escaped injury during the successive building collapses.
Of the 343 firefighters killed on 9/11, Brown counted 93 among his friends, including his two best friends, FDNY Captain Terence S. Hatton
of Rescue 1 and FDNY Captain Patrick John Brown
of Ladder 3.
Brown has contributed his story to the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s oral history collection. The clothing he is shown wearing in McNally’s Polaroid and a walkie-talkie
he used on 9/11 is also part of the collection.