News & Updates


February 24, 2017 -- OH&S -- NIOSH Director Denies Sixth Petition to Add Autoimmune Diseases to WTC List
Dr. John Howard, administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program and director of NIOSH, has denied a petition seeking to have autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, added to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions.

February 24, 2017 -- Washington Post -- Firefighters and cancer: Is a risky job even riskier?
Sitting before the D.C. Council in a crisp blue dress shirt, Lt. Preston L. Williams Jr. recounted the day he was first diagnosed with the cancer that was slowly killing him.

February 17, 2017 -- The Hill -- We must ensure our 9/11 first responders are protected — they acted to protect us
It sounds odd to express happiness over being sued. There are, however, situations where being sued shows that you are fighting for justice and what is right.

February 17, 2017 -- Chief -- 9/11-Related Diseases Continue to Take Toll: 4 Firemen This Year
126 From FDNY, 100 Cops Long-Term Casualties Of WTC Exposure

February 17, 2017 -- WNBC -- 5 FDNY, NYPD First Responders Die From 9/11-Related Illnesses Within a Week
Five first responders — three FDNY and two NYPD employees — have died from 9/11 related illnesses within the last week.

February 15, 2017 -- FiOS1 -- Funeral services held for 9/11 hero from Long Island
Robert Newman was a New York City firefighter for four decades and died as result of time spent at Ground Zero

February 13, 2017 -- NYC Patch -- New York Firefighter Dies From 9/11-Related Cancer
Retired firefighter Robert Newman died on Thursday at age 70 from 9/11-related cancer, his colleagues said.

February 13, 2017 -- NY Daily News -- Retired FDNY firefighter, Robert Newman, dies from 9/11-linked cancer
Robert Newman, a retired New York City firefighter who spent 40 years with the department, died last week from a cancer he developed while working at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 terrorist attack.

February 10, 2017 -- IJR -- First Responder Who Helped 9-11 Victims While Off Duty Dies from Cancer Linked to Ground Zero Dust
Nearly 16 years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, New York City Fire Department EMS Lieutenant Edith Torres died Wednesday as a result of toxic dust she inhaled at Ground Zero.

February 10, 2017 -- NYC Patch -- New York Fire Lieutenant Dies Of 9/11-Related Cancer
Lieutenant Edith Torres died on Wednesday of 9/11-linked cancer, her brother told the New York Daily News.


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