First responders

Emergency drill held on Randall's Island on Oct. 19, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

NYC First Responders Test Readiness With Simulated Bus Crash Drill

The workers were tested on their ability to control the flames, find the injured and give them emergency medical treatment.

10/19/2014

CBS 2's Andrea Grymes sits down with George and Russ Siller to talk about the Tunnel to Towers 5K (Credit: CBS 2)

Interview With Brothers Of Firefighter At Heart Of Tunnel To Towers 5K

The Tunnel to Towers 5K retraces the steps of fallen firefighter Stephen Siller, who ran to Ground Zero, but never returned home.

09/27/2014

Dispatcher (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

LI Lawmakers Seek To Make Radio Frequency Jamming A Criminal Offense

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.

03/10/2014

Dust fills the area around the World Trade Center as the Twin Towers collapse - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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.

11/22/2013

Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: 9/11 First Responders Showing Early Signs Of Kidney Damage

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.

11/09/2013

Long Beach Ceremony

Long Beach Residents Honor Those Who Helped At Sandy Anniversary Ceremony

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.

10/26/2013

Survivors Meet Rescuers

Cardiac Patients Come Together With Strangers Who Saved Their Lives

Everyone likes a second chance, but it’s something special when you get a second chance at life — being resuscitated from cardiac arrest.

05/22/2013

Gov. Dan Malloy signs  Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund bill into law March 12, 2013 (credit: Gov. Malloy Twitter)

Malloy Approves Fund For Sandy Hook First Responders And Workers

The money for the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund is raised privately through citizens and corporations.

03/12/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. St. Rep. Looks To Extend Benefits For Newtown First Responders

“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.

02/04/2013

John Feal (file / credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

FealGood 9/11 Charity May Not Be Able To Continue Operating Effectively

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.

12/03/2012

Boarded-Up Windows On Long Island (credit: CBS 2)

Red Cross Shelters Open On Long Island; Several Areas Evacuated

Suffolk County officials have called for a mandatory evacuation of Fire Island by 2 p.m. Sunday.

CBS New York–10/28/2012

Former New York Giant George Martin leads Giant Steps walk (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Giants Super Bowl Champ Leads Walk To Raise Money For 9/11 First Responders

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.

09/23/2012

John Feal and Michael McPhillips, 9/11 first responders, on The Couch.

9/11 First Responders React To Expansion Of Zadroga Act On The Couch

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.

09/11/2012

Sen. Robert Menendez at a news conference announcing federal grant for North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue, Sept. 10, 2012. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

North Jersey Fire Department Awarded Federal Grant To Add Dozens More First Responders

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.

09/10/2012

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

PBA: Number Of Officers Diagnosed With Cancer Since 9/11 Keeps Growing

PBA President Patrick Lynch said 56 police officers have died and 297 others have been diagnosed with cancer.

02/06/2012

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