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FDNY 9/11-related illness deaths to soon surpass number of members that died in terror attack that day

As of Friday, 306 active and retired FDNY members — including firefighters and EMS members — have died of 9/11-related illnesses.

TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano and Other Union Reps Meet With 9/11 Museum Curators and Executives In Bid for Museum Inclusion

The union has been seeking recognition for its members’ crucial role in clearing the way for first responders’ rescue and recovery efforts in the first 48 hours following the 9/11 attacks.

New form of dementia linked to 9/11 first responders

A study conducted by Stony Brook University researchers revealed that World Trade Center (WTC) responders with early-onset cognitive impairment may have a new form of dementia.

House Passes Bill to Give $2.7 Billion to Families of 9/11 Victims

The measure passed on an overwhelming bipartisan vote.

9/11 survivors upset latest legislation doesn’t include $3B for World Trade Center health program funding gap

The “Fairness for 9/11 Families Act” was approved by the House on Friday, leaving many survivors and responders wondering why a similar bill is not advancing to shore up their underfunded health program.

9/11 survivors fight changes to health care program

A New York City law firm is fighting some major changes to the 9/11 health care program that ensures survivors of 9/11 with long-term illnesses will get the care and medications they need.

Firefighters lost to 9/11 illnesses top 300 with latest deaths

The death toll of firefighters felled by 9/11-related illnesses has surpassed 300, with one of the latest victims buried Thursday following a funeral Mass in Floral Park.

FDNY Hits Sad Milestone

Three FDNY members died in the past week from 9/11-related illnesses, pushing the death toll for members who toiled at ground zero in the weeks after the 2001 terrorist attacks to more than 300.

Number of FDNY members lost to 9/11 related illnesses surpasses 300, ‘Unreal,’ firefighter’s daughter says of figure

The Fire Department lost 343 members who responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Wall in Nesconset adds nearly 400 names of people who’ve died of 9/11-related diseases over a year

The annual ceremony Saturday honored the 384 people whose names were engraved in the three large granite walls of 9/11 Responders Remembered Park in Nesconset, bringing the total to 1,990.