Archive of News (2021)

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Bryant Gladney’s life of service included deployment to New York City after 9/11 attacks

Bryant Gladney leaves behind a legacy of serving mid-Missouri during his 25 years with the Boone County Fire Protection District.

EPA Sued Over Refusal to Regulate Corrosive 9/11 Dust

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s corrosivity standard is so lax that it illegally subjects people who breathe or ingest unregulated alkaline dust to serious harm.

West Virginia’s Unions Prod Sen. Manchin To Relent on ‘Build Back’

The day after Mr. Manchin’s announcement that he would not provide the decisive vote, the West Virginia AFL-CIO and United Mine Workers of America issued statements urging him to return to negotiations.

Failure to pass Build Back Better plan threatens 9/11 health care funding

The death sentence Joe Manchin declared for President Biden’s massive domestic policy bill is also threatening a key priority of New York lawmakers — plugging a nearly $3 billion gap in the 9/11 health program.

FDNY assistant chief is 264th member to die of World Trade Center-related cancer

Assistant Chief of EMS Alvin Suriel, a 32-year veteran of Emergency Medical Service, is the 264th member of the FDNY to die of WTC-related illness.

Assistant Chief of FDNY EMS dies of 9/11 illness

FDNY EMS Assistant Chief Alvin Suriel, a lifelong lifesaver who helped oversee the department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic died Tuesday following a short battle with an aggressive 9/11 cancer. He was 52.

Staten Island ex-NYPD sergeant gets prison time for 9/11 benefits fund theft

Authorities said Spinosa lied about her time at the landfill and falsely stated that she worked at the location, sifting through materials for human remains from September 2001 to June 2002.

Reps. Maloney, Nadler, Union Leaders, and Advocates Applaud Funding for the World Trade Center Health Program in House Passed Build Back Better Act

The WTCHP needs adequate funding now and in the future so that every injured and ill 9/11 responder and survivor has access to the medical treatment they need and deserve.

Elected officials spotlight new ‘Build Back Better’ funding for WTC health program

According to the FDNY, nearly 75% of its members who worked at the World Trade Center site now have some form of long-term illness.

Build Back Better Act will help fund World Trade Center Health Program

Mario Cilento, President of NYS AFL-CIO, says that elected officials need to take immediate action to ensure medical care for those who risked their lives in 9/11 aid.