Category Archives: Health Issues

FDNY battalion chief seeks doctor who saved his life

FDNY Battalion Chief Kevin McNamara is looking for the dermatologist who saved his life on January 25, 2016 at Great Wolf Lodge in Scotrun, Pennsylvania. The doctor,  “a redhead or strawberry blonde”, about 5’2″ and in her 30s or 40s, identified a melanoma on McNamara’s back and told him to have it checked. He did […]

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Rockland 9/11 responders’ names added to police memorial

The names of two men who died last year of World Trade Center-related illnesses will be added to the Rockland County Police Memorial this weekend. NYPD Lt. Luis Lopez and Deputy U.S. Marshal Zacarias Toro both responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Both were 50 years old, reports Robert Brum in the […]

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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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