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.
Mets catcher Josh Thole hopes to come to an agreement soon with MLB on a policy that would allow his team to wear emergency service-department caps after the league denied their request on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
There has been much focus on the health problems of the first responders on 9/11, but it wasn’t just adults whose health was impacted.
More than 135 oral histories will be part of the collection, made possible by Rep. Steve Israel and Rep. Peter King.
According to a report by the Daily News, security issues and making sure that all of the victims’ families will be able to participate in the 10th anniversary of 9/11, contributed to first responders not being invited to the ceremony.
When John Feal lost part of his foot while working as a demolition supervisor at Ground Zero, he was understandably miserable. “I thought I was feeling sorry for myself that I lost half a foot, then when you see all these people sick and dying. It was a no brainer,” Feal said.
A vote was expected Wednesday on whether to begin formal debate on the legislation.
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