Category Archives: Health Issues

Retired FDNY Lt. Howard Bischoff laid to rest after dying from September 11th-related illness

Funeral for retired FDNY Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff. Photo - Tony Kurdzuk

By Staff Daily News Family and friends filled St. Aloysius Church in Jackson Township, N.J., Saturday to say goodbye to one of New York’s Bravest heroes. Retired FDNY Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff was laid to rest. Bischoff, 58, was one of three firefighters to die Monday from cancers related to their efforts trying to recover […]

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IRS Tax Guidance for 9/11 Responders Finally Updated after Senator’s Push

By Dan Friedman New York Daily News To access the IRS resource guide, please click here. News that three retired FDNY firefighters died Monday from cancer tied to their work at Ground Zero offers a chance to note that families of 9/11 victims, and those suffering from illnesses, can claim tax benefits under a little-known law. A 2002 […]

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Union Leaders Plan News Conference after 9/11-Related Illness Kills 3 Retired FDNY Firefighters in 1 Day

CBSNewYork/AP The Uniformed Fire Officers Association is planning a news conference Thursday after three retired FDNY firefighters died from 9/11-related illnesses. Lt. Howard Bischoff and firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund all died Monday. All three worked at ground zero in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. Heglund spent 21 years with the […]

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