The workers were tested on their ability to control the flames, find the injured and give them emergency medical treatment.
The Tunnel to Towers 5K retraces the steps of fallen firefighter Stephen Siller, who ran to Ground Zero, but never returned home.
Democratic 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.
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.
Some 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.
A 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.
Everyone likes a second chance, but it’s something special when you get a second chance at life — being resuscitated from cardiac arrest.
The money for the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund is raised privately through citizens and corporations.
“Some of these local law enforcement people, they used a good part of their sick days and now they’re somewhat frustrated,” St. Rep. Steve Dargan told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
The president of the FealGood Foundation, which assists first responders and others who were injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, said his organization may not be able to keep operation efficiently next year.
Suffolk County officials have called for a mandatory evacuation of Fire Island by 2 p.m. Sunday.
Former Giant George Martin started the Giant Steps for 9/11 Walk four years ago through his foundation, A Journey For 9/11. The New Jersey resident has raised about $5 million since 2007.
First responder Michael McPhillips said he has a list of medical issues because of the toxic air he encountered at ground zero. Married with two children, he admits his conditions have devastated his family.
Firefighters from North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue are often among the first on the scene for incidents at the Lincoln Tunnel, commuter train and Amtrak tunnels and the New Jersey Turnpike.
PBA President Patrick Lynch said 56 police officers have died and 297 others have been diagnosed with cancer.