NJ First Responders Use Virtual Reality Facility To Train For Active Shooter SituationsA first of its kind facility in New Jersey takes first responder training to the next level – beyond reality and into the unknown.
Lawmakers Fighting For Accelerated Federal Benefits To Families Of Fallen First RespondersWith families of fallen first responders waiting years to receive federal benefits, Senator Kristen Gillibrand and Congressman Peter King announced a bipartisan bill to cut red tape and help families get compensation to their loved ones.
Jon Stewart, Mayor De Blasio Present Key To NYC To First Responder Who Fought For Zadroga ActStewart and Pfeifer spent weeks in the halls of Congress challenging lawmakers to vote for the legislation that extends federal health monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders through 2090.
Bill Providing Medical Help For 9/11 Responders Set To Expire At MidnightFederal officials responsible for administering the program warn that by February the program will start to face challenges
Thanksgiving Breakfast Honors Families Of Fallen First RespondersThe families of New York-area first responders killed in the line of duty were honored at a Thanksgiving breakfast.
Triathlete Meets First Responders Who Saved His LifeA Long Island man who nearly died during the New York City Triathlon got the chance on Sunday to meet with the first responders who saved his life.
NYC First Responders Test Readiness With Simulated Bus Crash DrillThe workers were tested on their ability to control the flames, find the injured and give them emergency medical treatment.
Interview With Brothers Of Firefighter At Heart Of Tunnel To Towers 5KThe Tunnel to Towers 5K retraces the steps of fallen firefighter Stephen Siller, who ran to Ground Zero, but never returned home.
LI Lawmakers Seek To Make Radio Frequency Jamming A Criminal OffenseDemocratic Rep. Steve Israel and Republican Rep. Peter King said they will introduce the bill, titled the Emergency Responder Radio Communications Protection Act, in Congress this week.
Group Says 9/11 Compensation Fund's Pace Of Distribution 'Unacceptable'The federal fund for people with illnesses related to the Sept. 11 attacks said Friday it has been able to issue compensation decisions to only 112 people out of nearly 55,000 who have applied so far.
Study: 9/11 First Responders Showing Early Signs Of Kidney DamageSome first responders who served at ground zero following the 9/11 attacks have shown early signs of kidney damage, according to a study conducted by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Long Beach Residents Honor Those Who Helped At Sandy Anniversary CeremonyA Superstorm Sandy anniversary was held Saturday to thank the first responders, and to pray for those who remained out of their homes on Long Beach offshore from Long Island.