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More World Trade Center-related deaths among recovery workers

Recovery worker Vincenzo Castelli of Con Edison lost his battle with World Trade Center-related cancer on July 29, 2015. FDNY EMS Captain Peter Thomson died of World Trade Center illness on August 3, 2015. Funeral details will be posted when we have them.

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Waco research facility takes aim at PTSD in first responders, veterans

 By Grant Hermes News 25 Doctors at the Warrior Research Institute (WRI) said they’ve seen a clear link between traumatic situations experienced by first responders and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), similar to the way veterans develop the disorder. According to the institute’s director, Dr. Suzy Bird Gulliver, between nine and 13 percent of firefighters […]

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A Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum Victims’ Compensation Fund (Zadroga)

I am proud to announce that the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has made loss determinations of more than $1.3 billion. As of June 30, 2015, the VCF has approved 11,770 eligibility claims and made 5,636 loss decisions, totaling $1,310,149,991. First responders account for 91 percent of the total loss amount. Individuals with cancer […]

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