Ordinary People, Extraordinary Heroes

Timothy Brown · TEDxNIU 2015

Tim Brown talks about his survival of 9/11/01, the Supreme Sacrifice of the firefighters and police officers on that day, and stories of ordinary people who chose to take action in order to save others. His inspirational talk is filled with emotion of the everyday superheroes of 9/11.

Tim Brown is currently a New York Firefighter. Tim began to realize his dream of firefighting at the age of 15, after he started to volunteer firefight. Tim started his FDNY career in the South Bronx, on 73 Engine. After 7 years of “punishment” there, he moved to 4 Truck in the Times Square section of Manhattan for a year. In 1992, Tim achieved his life-long dream of a spot in Rescue 3 in the Bronx. Tim spent about 10 years assigned to Rescue 3, during which he was a part of the FEMA USAR team. He participated in their activities in Oklahoma City and the Atlanta Olympics. He also responded to both terrorist attacks of the World Trade Center.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.