Timmy was born on February 25‚1967. He grew up in Seaford‚ Long Island. He graduated from Seaford High in 1985‚ where he participated on the football‚ wrestling‚ and lacrosse teams. Timmy joined the Nassau County Corrections Department at the age of 21‚ where he was a top sharpshooter in his class. He remained with the Corrections Department until he became a New York City fireman in 1993. Timmy spent most of his career in Manhattan houses‚ ending in Squad 18.
During much of his career‚ Timmy and his trained Dalmatian‚ Blaze‚ volunteered their time teaching city school children in fire safety and entertaining at UFA Widows and Children functions with a variety of tricks.
In addition to training Blaze to ‘Stop‚ Drop and Roll’‚ Timmy’s other passions included scuba diving‚ boating‚ flying and spending time with family and friends. He was a risk taker who loved anything fast. He loved to surf and ski. His appropriate nickname was ‘Dude.’
Timmy loved everything about life – he loved to laugh and made sure everyone else laughed as well. He was not afraid to take chances and was undaunted by setbacks. He rose to every challenge and made sure that he put all he had into everything that he did.
On the day of the attacks‚ Timmy rushed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center with his company‚ assisting in the rescue of 25‚000 innocent lives. In a display of incredible bravery‚ Timmy continued to save lives despite the collapse of the South Tower. Timmy never wavered in his mission‚ continuing to evacuate people until he made the supreme sacrifice in the second collapse. Timmy was 34 years old.
Also lost on that day was Timmy’s brother‚ Battalion Chief Thomas Haskell.