The first time Queens firefighter Robert Tilearcio traveled to Washington, D.C. to fight for the extension of the Zadroga Act, he stood on his own two feet.
As the dust began to settle on lower Manhattan, and rescue and recovery workers made their way through the rubble, they came upon a tree. Although this tree had snapped roots and burned branches, it was alive — it had survived. This one tree, survived the World Trade Center attacks.
Fire Department paramedics and EMTs who responded to the 9/11 attacks and now suffer from medical illnesses say the city is forgetting about them.
There’s almost no way to shield kids from the barrage of news about hurricanes and earthquakes or the latest mass shooting in Las Vegas, says a pediatric psychologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, so it’s crucial to talk them through the bad news.
Former FDNY commissioner Thomas Von Essen, who presided over New York’s Bravest during 9/11, has been named head of the FEMA region that serves Puerto Rico - making him the new leader of the hurricane recovery efforts. “There’s a lot of work to do,” Von Essen told The Post.
Join the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program for the first ever Research to Care Community Engagement event!
Each year, as the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, the country is reminded of the unprecedented losses suffered.
Sixteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, new names are still being added to the memorial at 9/11 Responders Remembered Park in Nesconset, as the men and women who were at Ground Zero that fateful day and in the days afterward continue to die from 9/11-related illnesses.
When James Giaccone of Bayville wants to feel close to his older brother, he goes to bronze panel N-36 on the rim of the 9/11 Memorial north reflecting pool, on the footprint of the original World Trade Center’s north tower. There, he touches the engraved name of Joseph M.
Each year, as the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, the country is reminded of the unprecedented losses suffered.
Sixteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers sent a "cloud" of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, children living nearby who likely breathed in the ash and fumes are showing early signs of risk for future heart disease.
They were father and son. They were first responders on September 11, 2001, and now, their recent deaths are being tied to their heroism on that horrific day, more than 15 years later.
Borough President James Oddo will host a dedication ceremony for Staten Island's First Responders Memorial on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. "I invite all Staten Islanders to join us at the ceremony, which will honor these heroes in a dignified way," said Oddo. Sitting atop the railing along the St.
A 25-ton, bronze sphere damaged by the collapsing World Trade Center is finally being returned to a spot overlooking the rebuilt site. Workers on Wednesday began hoisting sections of the Koenig (KOO'-neeg) Sphere into its permanent home at the new Liberty Park overlooking the 9/11 memorial.
Bri Ramkumar worked at the world trade center for 17 years. When the planes hit she thought the world was coming to an end. Ramkumar escaped one of the towers with minor physical injuries but suffered major mental wounds.
Grenfell campaigners say donations are not reaching survivors fast enough as it was revealed less than 15 per cent of the £18.9 million raised in the wake of the disaster has been distributed.
There is a common misconception among many 9/11 survivors that the 9/11 Zadroga Health & Compensation Act was established to provide health care and compensation only for first responders. That is not true.
Visiting New York City with my wife Laura and our granddaughter Maya was full of adventure, discovery and fun. We went to celebrate Maya's graduation from high school. We visited iconic landmarks and took in a Broadway musical.
First responders and survivors of the September 11 terrorist attack in New York City are suffering from an increased long-term risk of asthma, other respiratory diseases and heart attacks nearly 16 years after the tragic event.
Survivors of the 9/11 terror attack on the World Trade Center who were exposed to the dust cloud or sustained physical injuries may be at an increased long-term risk of asthma, heart attack and other respiratory diseases, a study has found.