Category Archives: 9/11 Community

Hundreds of EMS workers who helped in 9/11 clean-up effort told their work can’t be verified

Several hundred EMS professionals have received letters from the NYC Employees Retirement System informing them that their service at the recovery effort cannot be verified, and that they will need to prove their service within 60 days.Ironically, the letters arrived during National EMS Week, reports Ginger Adams Otis in the New York Daily News.

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Twelve years on, Australian Embassy attack still haunts survivors

Iwan Setiawan, who was riding his motorbike with his pregnant wife in Jakarta on September 9, 2004 when terrorists bombed the Australian Embassy,  killing 14 people and injuring 150. Setiawan lost an eye. His wife was injured and died of her injuries the next year. He tells his story to Nani Afrida of The Jakarta […]

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Maui boy battling cancer to be made honorary FDNY firefighter

Trucker Dukes, a three-year-old boy suffering from stage IV neuroblastoma will be named an honorary firefighter by the FDNY later this month, reports KHON Channel 2. The boy met  FDNY Captain Jim Grismer while visiting the city from his home in Maui for treatment at Sloane Kettering. The firefighters gave him a birthday party at their firehouse and […]

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