Tim Brown is a retired, decorated 20-year FDNY firefighter, and 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.
His last assignment in the FDNY was Rescue Co. 3. He served several years in Mayor Giuliani’s Office of Emergency Management. Tim spent two years on special detail to the federal government, serving as a special assistant to the Secretary of Health and Human Services during the anthrax terrorist attacks in 2001-2002, earning his Top Secret government clearance while helping to build command and control into the department. He also responded to the Station Nightclub fire in Rhode Island, which killed 100 people. Tim helped the governor manage the aftermath and stayed on to recommend changes to their emergency management system.
Tim has been a leader in defending the memory of those lost on 9/11. He has become a media commentator on the subject and has appeared on all major news channels including FOX News, CNN, MSBNC, CNBC and dozens of local news programs. Tim is a sought-after voice on the subject and has appeared in many documentaries, including “The Export” and “Rebirth,” which won rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. He co-founded theBravest.com, Inc. and EmergencyStream.com with his brother, Providence, Rhode Island firefighter Chris Brown.
This episode aired live on November 16, 2011, at 12:00 Noon (Eastern time).