Category Archives: Health Issues

Hero cop’s sister seeks Zadroga Law extension as vital aid programs for September 11 first responders to expire in 2015, 2016

Police Officer Robert Ehmer Photo courtesy NYPD

By Christopher Barca Queens Chronicle Police Officer Robert Ehmer spent September 11, 2001 running into burning skyscrapers to save people he had never met. He spent the final three years of his life, from 2007 to 2010, fighting cancer believed to have been caused by his four months working at Ground Zero. His sister, Annette, […]

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Death of FF Ralph Geidel

Ralph William Geidel, Sr., 56, of Connelly Springs, NC, died of site-related illness on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at his residence. Ralph was retired from the FDNY and worked on Engine 225. He spent 9 months at the World Trade Center site after the September 11 terrorist attacks, with his firefighter father and brother, searching for the remains of […]

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Death of Det. Louis Fernandez

We have just learned of the death from site-related lung cancer of Detective Louis Fernandez NYPD/ESU, aged 46. He died on October 16, 2014.

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