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Fairview honors volunteer firefighter who died from 9/11-related illness

A volunteer firefighter was honored after succumbing to cancer related to his time helping at the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Three Paterson retirees approved for World Trade Center disability pensions

Two retired city police officers and one former firefighter have been approved for special disability pension status under a state law covering first responders who participated in the rescue, recovery and cleanup operations…

Trump Administration Removed $4M Meant for FDNY WTC Health Screening

The decision by the Trump Administration to divert millions of dollars from the Fire Department’s World Trade Center health-screening program has been denounced by a bipartisan group of New York Members of Congress…

Search and Rescue Dogs Fared Well After Working at 9/11 Sites

Search and rescue dogs used during the 9/11 attacks lived as long as dogs not at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon, a new study finds.

9-11 dust and side effects

It was the worst act of terrorism in our country’s history and the deadliest day ever for first responders.

Tracking the working dogs of 9/11

A study of search and rescue dogs showed little difference in longevity or cause of death between dogs at the disaster site and dogs in a control group.

Revived WTC Worker Task Force To Look at Coronavirus’s Impact

Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill reviving the September 11 Workers Protection Task Force as advocates warned that first-responders, who had endured World Trade Center-related diseases were now dying in significant numbers from the coronavirus.

‘It’s their f—ing job to make sure that the FDNY gets the money’: NY lawmakers furious that Treasury took funds from 9/11 health care

The U.S. Treasury Department has claimed for a week that it was bound by law to take millions of dollars away from the New York City Fire Department’s treatment fund…

Maloney, Nadler, King Lead NY Delegation in Urging Sec. Mnuchin to Immediately Make FDNY Health Program Whole

Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY), lead sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, its reauthorization, and the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga…

N.Y. congressional delegation demands Trump administration restore 9/11 health funds to FDNY

In a rare show of bipartisanship, New York’s congressional delegation joined Thursday in demanding that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin “immediately” restore millions of dollars that the Trump administration has withheld…