FDNY FF Greeted Upon Return to Duty

Dec. 6, 2023
Firefighter Robert Velazquez was injured in a 2022 fire that claimed fellow Firefighter Timothy Klein.

An FDNY firefighter who spent over a year recovering from injuries he suffered fighting a house fire returned to work Monday.

Robert Velazquez was greeted as he walked back into Engine 257, Ladder 170 in Canarsie, CBS2 reported. 

Fellow firefighter Timothy Klein died in the April 2022 blaze when part of the home collapsed. A 21-year-old resident was also killed.