News & Updates


October 17, 2017 -- Journal of Emergency Medical Services -- In Memory of Mike Guttenberg
It is with great sadness that I share news of the loss of Dr. Michael Guttenberg, Northwell Health’s medical director of clinical preparedness and our Center for Emergency Medical Services (CEMS), who died this morning after a lengthy battle…

October 16, 2017 -- NY Post -- Hero 9/11 EMT denied disability pension because of his weight
The city’s largest pension board is refusing to grant a disability pension to a 291-pound worker who developed asthma after the cleanup effort at Ground Zero, saying his weight was the chief cause of his illness.

October 13, 2017 -- Fox News -- What is the status of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?
The program to date has paid out over $3.1 billion covering more than 14,000 compensation determinations; Laura Ingle takes a closer look for ‘Special Report.’

October 10, 2017 -- U.S. News & World Report -- Names of Firefighters Sickened After 9/11 Placed on Memorial
The names of 112 New York City firefighters who died of illnesses after spending time at the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks have been added to a state memorial for firefighters killed in the line of duty.

October 3, 2017 -- NY Daily News -- Retired NYPD Captain Carmine Cantalino dies at 61 of 9/11-related illness
A retired NYPD captain who immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager and developed a strong patriotic sense of duty has died from a 9/11-related illness, according to family and union officials.

October 3, 2017 -- FiOS1 -- New class of Suffolk PD recruits includes daughter of late 9/11 hero Ray Pfeifer
Pfeifer fought for the Zadroga Act to ensure first responders receive health care

October 2, 2017 -- NY Post -- City is denying 9/11 first responders disability pensions
Fire Department paramedics and EMTs who responded to the 9/11 attacks and now suffer from medical illnesses say the city is forgetting about them.

September 23, 2017 -- Pleasantville Daily Voice -- Westchester Firefighter Dies At Age 48 Of 9/11-Related Illness
A recently retired member of the Yonkers Fire Department died on Tuesday, Sept. 9/11 after battling a 9/11-related illness.

September 22, 2017 -- NY Daily News -- Special ICE agent with 9/11-linked cancer fighting the Department of Labor for his disability pension
Special Agent Terence Opiola will retire this week after more than 25 years working for the federal government as a criminal investigator — just in time to try and solve the biggest puzzle of his life.

September 21, 2017 -- LI Herald -- Cuomo signs 9/11 first responders bill
State will pay for unlimited medical leave


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