Tim Brown is a retired, decorated 20-year FDNY firefighter, a survivor of the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, a first responder to the 1993 terrorist attack on the WTC and a veteran of the New York Urban Search & Rescue Task Force team that responded to the 1995 terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City. Tim lost 93 of his friends on Sept. 11th, including his two best friends.
He served several years in Mayor Giuliani’s Office of Emergency Management. He spent two years on special detail to the federal government serving as a special assistant to the Secretary of Health and Human Services following the Anthrax terrorist attacks in 2001-2002 where he led the project to instill a command and control system into the Department. Tim was a founding member of the newly formed U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Tim helped the Governor of Rhode Island manage the aftermath of Rhode Island’s tragic 2003 Station Nightclub fire that killed 100 people and stayed on to recommend changes to the state’s emergency management and homeland security system.
Tim now works with the US Government in a National Security position. He has been a leader in defending the memory of those lost on 9/11 at Ground Zero. He is a media commentator on the subject and has appeared on national news channels including FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and dozens of local news programs. Tim was awarded of the 2010 Freedom Flame Award. He is a subject in the 2012 Peabody Award-winning documentary “Rebirth” . He uses the film to help at-risk communities understand grief, resilience of the human spirit and find their path to new hope, love and joy. In 2013 Vice President of the United States Joe Biden invited the Rebirth participants to the White House to screen their film to a group of psychology students.
Tim serves on the Board of Directors of the September 11 National Memorial Trail and the Board of Directors of the Paddy Brown Program. He also volunteers with the National September 11th Memorial and Museum, Carry the Load and Ride2Recovery.