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Retired FDNY firefighter John Elges dies from 9/11-related cancer

Retired FDNY Firefighter John Elges has died of World Trade Center-related brain and neck cancer at the age of 60. The disease metastasized to his lungs. Elges began his career with the FDNY in 1985, was highly decorated during his career, and ended it as a member of Ladder 134 in 2009. He spent 10 […]

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Governor enacts law extending sign-up for WTC-related benefits

The deadline for September 11th rescue and recovery workers, survivors, residents, and volunteers to file a Notice of Participation has been extended until September 11, 2022. Signing a Notice of Participation is a prerequisite for joining the World Trade Center Health Program and applying for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund reports Bob Hennelly of the Chief-Leader.

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EMS workers with 9/11-related illnesses call for unlimited, paid sick leave

New York City unions representing more than 4,700 emergency medical personnel called on Mayor de Blasio for unlimited sick leave for EMS workers suffering from World Trade Center-related illnesses. FDNY firefighters, NYPD and other workers receive this benefit, but not EMS workers, writes Alison Fox for AMNY. De Blasio responded with a statement saying, “New Yorkers who responded […]

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