News & Updates


July 10, 2018 -- KFGO -- PTSD raises heart and stroke risk in World Trade Center cleanup crews
More than 16 years after cleanup was completed at the site of the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City’s World Trade Center complex, many who worked at the disaster site still struggle…

July 10, 2018 -- EMS World -- Ground Zero Workers Face Higher Risks of Heart Attack, Stroke
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the long-term risk for stroke and heart attack in blue-collar clean-up crews who worked in the aftermath of The World Trade Center…

July 9, 2018 -- NCBI -- Self-management behaviors in World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers with asthma
Asthma is a major source of morbidity among World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers.

July 9, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- Bill’s brush-off to heroes: City unconscionably denies ill Ground Zero EMTs their sick days due
Anyone who toiled on the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attack is a hero.

July 8, 2018 -- WPIX -- Remembering Captain John Vigiano, who helped wounded warriors after losing both sons on 9/11
Retired FDNY Captain John Vigiano was receiving hospice care at his Deer Park home the last two weeks of his life, but one of his visitors…

July 8, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- Retired FDNY Capt. John Vigiano Sr., who lost sons on 9/11, dies at 79
John Vigiano Sr., a former Marine and decorated retired FDNY captain whose first responder sons lost their lives on 9/11, died Sunday after a battle with cancer, according to a family friend.

July 2, 2018 -- City & State NY -- An unheralded hero dies of 9/11-related illness
Conan Freud devoted his life to the city he loved.

July 1, 2018 -- WTC Health Program -- Statement marking the seven-year anniversary of the WTC Health Program
The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program is marking its seventh year since being established in July 2011.

June 30, 2018 -- Buffalo News -- 17 years after 9/11, FBI honors agent who died of cancer linked to Flight 93 crash probe
In the days following 9/11, Laurie Fournier worked at the crash site in Shanksville, Pa., on her hands and knees, sifting through debris, searching for body parts or any other evidence…

June 29, 2018 -- HPN -- New York lawmakers thwart effort to shift 9/11 health program for first responders
Four New York lawmakers led an effort to defeat a proposal to separate the World Trade Center Health Program, which provides treatment services for first responders and survivors…