Archive of News (2020)

Remembering Investigative Specialist Saul Tocker

On behalf of the entire FBI, it’s an honor to be here today to remember Saul.

9/11 survivors, first responders at risk for COVID complications, ‘they are literally scared to death’

After the 9/11 attack 20 years ago, anyone on or near Ground Zero up to eight months after was exposed to debris like glass particles, mercury and asbestos.

9/11 survivors, the ‘most at risk’ group, now facing a scary new enemy: COVID-19

It was the morning of the 9/11 attacks, and John Mormando was watching “Barney & Friends” with his kid.

An Assessment of Healthcare Access and Utilization in the World Trade Center Health Program

Access to healthcare, a national priority, may be better understood through medical surveillance programs like the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP).

Congressman Peter King Named CFSI’s 2020 Legislator of the Year

The Congressional Fire Services Institute selected Congressman Peter King (NY-02) as its 2020 Legislator of the Year.

Cardiovascular disease in the World Trade Center Health Program General Responder Cohort

Over 90,000 rescue and recovery responders to the September 2001 World Trade Center (WTC) attacks were exposed to toxic materials that can impair cardiac function and increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

Arrangements announced for NYS Trooper who died of illness connected to 9/11 assignment

State Police say Trooper Jennifer Czarnecki died over the weekend from illness connected to her assignment at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attacks.

9/11 responders with underlying respiratory problems concerned as COVID-19 cases soar

Many 9/11 responders developed health issues like COPD, asthma, and even cancer from breathing in toxins at Ground Zero.

I’ve made tough decisions about human lives. The COVID-19 vaccine is a similar challenge.

When it comes to eligibility and money, there will always be disagreement about who gets what, when and how. It goes with the territory in a free society.

What 9/11 Recovery Workers Teach Us About COVID-19 Coping

Wisdom from 75,000 WTC responders informs how we adapt and make meaning now.