Category Archives: 9/11 Community

‘Don’t forget about us’: 9/11 responders continue to get sick and die from toxic exposures

Heidi Higgins, a retired NYPD detective currently living in North Carolina, worked at the site of the World Trade Center for several months after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as responding on the day, reported Ben Smart of WECT. Higgins now suffers from a variety of health issues, including COPD and […]

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The last 9/11 fire chief bows out

Joseph Pfeifer, the last FDNY chief working who was also a chief at the time of the terrorist attacks, is retiring. Now assistant chief of the department at 62, he was the first chief on the scene on September 11, 2001. He spoke with his brother, Lt. Kevin Pfeifer, in the lobby of the North […]

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Retired FDNY Capt. John Vigiano Sr., who lost sons on 9/11, dies at 79

The entire September 11th community is mourning the death of retired FDNY Captain and U.S. Marine John Vigiano, Sr., who has died of cancer at the age of 79. Captain Vigiano lost both his children, FF John Vigiano, Jr. and Detective Joseph Vigiano, in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Captain Vigiano was a […]

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