First responders

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