Video: FDNY captain injured in fatal fire released from hospital

Charles Brady had been in the hospital for more than two weeks following the Brooklyn blaze that killed Firefighter Timothy Klein


Joseph Ostapiuk
Staten Island Advance, N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A veteran FDNY captain injured in the fatal blaze in Brooklyn's Canarsie section that killed a fellow firefighter was released from Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) in Ocean Breeze after more than two weeks in the medical facility.

FDNY Capt. Charles Brady, a 30-year veteran of the department, was discharged Wednesday afternoon from SIUH to the applause of other firefighters and hospital officials.

He was transferred to the burn center at the hospital on April 24, after a three-alarm fire at 108-26 Avenue N caused a roof collapse that hurt multiple firefighters and caused critical injuries that later killed 31-year-old Firefighter Timothy Klein.

Brady stepped out of a wheelchair before thanking those in attendance and leaving the hospital campus in an FDNY vehicle.

He was one of two members of the FDNY transported to SIUH after the devastating fire that injured a total of nine firefighters, including Klein.

Klein sustained serious injuries in the roof collapse and had to be removed from the building by firefighters at the scene. He later succumbed to his injuries at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn.

The other firefighter sent to SIUH has also been discharged from the hospital, an FDNY spokeswoman said.

City officials praised the bravery of Klein and the members of the department who battled the deadly fire.

"The tragic loss of Firefighter Klein brings sorrow to the city of New York, its eight million residents, and every member of the FDNY family," Andrew Ansbro, president of the FDNY Uniformed Firefighters Association, said in a statement. "Firefighter Klein is a hero to this city, this country, and his fellow firefighters, and will be eternally remembered for making the ultimate sacrifice so that others may live."

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