First responders

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.


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.


Ronny Paulino of the New York Mets wears a FDNY cap during batting practice before the game against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field on September 11, 2011. (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Want To Settle Cap Flap, Honor First Responders Next Sept. 11

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.


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)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Children Still Suffering Health Problems After The Attacks

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.


(AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)

9/11 First Responders’ Stories Going Into Library Of Congress

More than 135 oral histories will be part of the collection, made possible by Rep. Steve Israel and Rep. Peter King.


FILE - A firefighter in an honor guard next to a reflecting pool set up in memory of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks rotates off his post September 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

9/11 First Responders Not Invited To 10th Anniversary Ceremony At Ground Zero

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.


From left, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand,  John Feal, and Sen. Charles Schumer raise their arms during a news conference, on Capitol Hill after Senate passage of a bill to assist 9/11 First Responders. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Demolition Worker Just One Unsung Hero Behind 9/11 Health Bill

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.


James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

Debate Might Start On 9/11 Health Care Bill This Week

A vote was expected Wednesday on whether to begin formal debate on the legislation.


Key Test Vote On 9/11 Health Bill Likely Wednesday

Senators Gillibrand and Schumer said Saturday that a vote is likely on whether to begin formal debate on a bill that would provide up to $7.4 billion in health care and compensation.


About 95 percent of the city's police officers, firefighters and other first responders agreed to a $625 million settlement with the city. (Credit: Getty Images)

Ground Zero Workers Agree To Settlement

More than 10,000 Ground Zero first responders have agreed to a settlement with the city.


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

Judge Extends Deadline For Ill 9/11 Responders

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein has given thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers until Nov. 16 to sign on to a legal settlement that would pay them millions of dollars.


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

Deadline Looms For 9/11 Responders Settlement

Monday is deadline day for thousands of ground zero first responders — who must decide whether to sign on to a settlement deal with the New York City.


Two people embrace at the edge of a reflecting pool in memory of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Friends, Family Gather To Remember 9/11 Victims

New Yorkers stood ready at Zuccotti Park Saturday, once again, to honor the innocents murdered on September 11.


Reps. Anthony Weiner (middle) and Peter King (right)

Round 2: Reps. Weiner, King Do Battle

Did Congress turn its back on the heroes sickened at Ground Zero? The anger and finger-pointing escalated Friday after explosive tirades on Capitol Hill.

CBS 2–07/31/2010