On Sept. 11, 2001, Marines veteran Charles “Chuck” Flickinger walked into the local firehouse in Lake Carmel, N.Y., and volunteered to join the rescue effort.
Aiming to assist first responders who voluntarily participated in 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts, legislation sponsored by Assemblymen James Kennedy, Jamel Holley and Andrew Zwicker expanding eligibility for accidental disability allowance to include members or retirees of the Police and Fireme
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says the federal government needs to maintain its commitment to those affected by the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, and is urging her colleagues to support a permanent victim compensation fund.
US Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), John Cornyn (R-TX), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wrote Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray today to ensure that the FBI is fully and promptly cooperating with 9/11 victims and their fa
The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is running out of time. And it's running out of money. The fund provides monetary support for first responders, survivors and families who continue to suffer the fallout of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The physical and cognitive health of 911 World Trade Center responders remains a concern for healthcare professionals who care for the thousands of responders, many of whom continue to experience conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Some survivors of the September 11 attacks and the families of victims have moved to a New York court against Saudi Arabia. They accuse the Saudi government of helping the hijackers launch the concurrent attacks in 2001.
Illnesses connected to the rubble at ground zero are soaring. We explore why, and what should be done. More.
It’s a cold day in February, and I’m walking through the 9/11 Memorial Plaza in downtown Manhattan.
Jon Stewart has been an advocate and truth-teller for the Sept. 11 first responders who are suffering from cancer and respiratory ailments from inhaling toxic dust at Ground Zero.
In December 2015, a retired New York firefighter and 9/11 first responder named Kenny Specht sat down with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah." It was the second time in five years Specht appeared on the show to talk about Congress’s lack of action on a bill that would compensate hea
February 26, 1993, was a day that changed New York City forever. Tuesday marked 26 years since a car bomb exploded in an underground parking garage of the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring hundreds.
A crowd has marked the anniversary of the 1993 bombing at the old World Trade Center that foreshadowed 9/11. A bell tolled at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza on Tuesday to mark the midday moment when a truck bomb exploded in an underground garage 26 years ago. Six people died, one of them pregnant.
A group of 9/11 first responders and their supporters will hold a rally Monday in Washington, D.C. They’re fighting to have the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund replenished after learning the program is running out of money.
First responders, survivors and their advocates — some sick and disabled — rallied at the Capitol Monday to demand Congress never forget their sacrifice and restore the 9/11 victims compensation fund that is nearly gutted.
Jon Stewart has been fighting for years to fully compensate 9/11 first responders for a variety of serious health issues resulting from their heroic acts in those terrible days, and months afterward during the cleanup.
ON September 12th 2001, John Feal, a demolition worker, went to the fiery pit that was Ground Zero to help recover those lost and to help clean up the rubble of the World Trade Centre. Five days later an 8,000lb (3,630kg) piece of steel fell on his foot, crushing it.
This is what we mean when we say “never forget.” This year will mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives that day. The World Trade Center buildings were destroyed. The Pentagon was severely damaged.
This Monday comedian Jon Stewart and the advocates for hundreds of thousands of World Trade Center first responders and survivors will be in the nation’s capital to kick-off a national lobbying effort to get Congress to pass permanent funding for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.
Thousands of people who breathed in the World Trade Center toxic dust have been getting sick at alarming rates because of their exposure to deadly World Trade Center toxins.