Lt. Timothy Higgins, S.O.C. Timothy Higgins was born on March 2‚ 1958‚ in Brooklyn‚ New York. He was the third of six children in a family with firefighting in its blood. After grade school the family moved to Freeport‚ Long Island. In a few short years‚ Tim was already a member of the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department. In 1979‚ at the minimum age of 21‚ he began what would be a 22-year career with the New York City Fire Department. In 1983‚ Tim met and soon married his wife Caren. In January of the next year they had their first child‚ Christopher. Over the next two years the family grew with the birth of daughters Catie and Cody. Soon after that the family moved to Farmingville‚ Long Island where they still live today. While raising his young family‚ Tim had become a member of Rescue 2 in Brooklyn where he would work for the next 13 years. In April of 2000‚ he was promoted to Lieutenant and took a position as the Department’s Rescue Scuba coordinator before again being reassigned to Squad 252‚ also in his native Brooklyn. As the firefighter‚ he was someone who was relentless in his devotion to his job. His lack of fear and creative instincts helped him to accomplish his lifesaving tasks with veteran skill. He was highly trained in many different department operations‚ learning anything that would improve his ability to save lives. He instructed many of his fellow firefighters with a unique approach that helped him improve those around him as well as furthering his own personal experience. Although truly modest‚ Lt. Tim Higgins himself was awarded a medal of bravery and many smaller citations. As a man‚ Tim was always enjoying the things he did as well as cherishing those around him. His devotion to his work was second only to the devotion he showed to all of his family. He was a person who also had a song in his heart that he could often be found singing out loud. He never missed an opportunity to laugh hard or to just simply have a good time. Although proud of his work‚ Tim Higgins lived more for the moments in his life that involved his friends and family‚ a cold beer‚ good food‚ and‚ lastly‚ a good song.