9/11 Health and Compensation in the News
Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues.
An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ :
June 14, 2017 — Firehouse — NY Community Rallies to Support Fire Chief
The Utica community held a rally Tuesday in support of fire chief Russell Brooks, who says he was placed in nondisciplinary leave in May after applying for 9/11 health benefits.
June 13, 2017 — NY Daily News — Retired FDNY lieutenant dies from 9/11-related illness as first responders ‘continue to suffer’ 15 years after attacks
A retired FDNY lieutenant who responded to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks became the latest victim of toxic Ground Zero dust.
June 9, 2017 — NY1 — Albany Lawmakers Hope to Close 9/11 Health Care Loophole
While the federal Zadroga Act covers illnesses suffered by first responders who toiled at the World Trade center site after 9/11, some are hoping to close a loophole surrounding the issue in New York State.
June 7, 2017 — Newsday — Bill would help ex-NYPD, now LI police, sick from Sept. 11
Tom Wilson, a 48-year-old career cop from Bellport, is trying to protect former New York City police officers like himself who worked through the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and later went to work for Long Island police…
June 6, 2017 — The Hill — Silent killer — 9/11 illnesses strike national first responders
We are all too familiar with the grim toll of 9/11: 2,974 lives lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and aboard United Flight 93.
June 5, 2017 — Kirsten Gillibrand — President Trump Signs Gillibrand-Grassley Bill Helping Families of Fallen Officers Into Law
Public Safety Officers Benefits Improvement Act Reduces Delays In Processing Survivor Benefits
June 3, 2017 — 9news.com.au — September 11: Death toll could rise by millions from ‘toxic’ asbestos dust
The death toll from the September 11 terror attack could soar into the millions as a result of the toxic dust that blanketed New York City when the Twin Towers collapsed.
June 2, 2017 — amnewyork — Ray Pfeifer funeral: Jon Stewart eulogizes FDNY firefighter, 9/11 first responder
Hundreds of mourners paid tribute Friday to 9/11 first responder Ray Pfeifer, a retired New York City firefighter who died Sunday as a result of an illness related to his work at Ground Zero.
June 2, 2017 — WABC — Funeral services held for firefighter Ray Pfeifer, who fought for 9/11 benefits
A funeral was held on Long Island Friday for retired FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer, who died Sunday at age 59 after an eight-year battle with 9/11-related cancer.
June 2, 2017 — WPIX — Jon Stewart fights back tears eulogizing FDNY friend who was champion for sick 9/11 first responders
Retired FDNY firefighter Raymond Pfeifer received a hero’s send-off Friday in his hometown of Hicksville, five days after he died of 9/11-related cancers at a hospice in Port Washington.
June 2, 2017 — Newsday — Jon Stewart eulogizes FDNY firefighter Raymond Pfeifer
Comedian Jon Stewart wept Friday as he eulogized a New York City firefighter who spent years lobbying Congress for health benefits for first responders who fell ill after working on rescue and recovery operations in the ruins of the…
June 2, 2017 — CBS NY — Hundreds Bid Final Farewell To Hero 9/11 First Responder Ray Pfeifer
A funeral was held on Long Island Friday for retired FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer, who died Sunday of 9/11-related cancer at age 59.
June 2, 2017 — NY Daily News — Beloved FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer, who died of 9/11-linked cancer, remembered for his heroism at funeral
The jam-packed funeral honoring Ray Pfeifer, both an FDNY hero and Ground Zero victim, was the kind of event he would have wholeheartedly embraced.
May 31, 2017 — Clarence Bee — When cancer kills one, it kills all of us
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 1, 2001 last week claimed another innocent victim