Struggle Isn’t Over for 9/11 First Responders

Struggle Isn’t Over for 9/11 First Responders

Video Sep 13, 2017

While sixteen years has elapsed since the terror attacks of September 11, thousands of first responders have suffered crippling health problems that remain to this day.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council today recognized first responders for their commitment and dedication to delivering quality medical-care in the field during emergency situations.
The Volunteer First Responder Housing Act aims to recruit and retain volunteers in the community by providing discounts on house prices to eligible citizens.
Deccan International, a leading provider of custom-built software tools for Fire and EMS, was recently awarded a publicly solicited contract made available through NPPGov/FireRescue GPO, a national public cooperative purchasing organization.
With a nationwide rise in active shooter and MCI scenarios, Broward County is bolstering the protection of its firefighter-paramedics.
The guidelines were created as a resource to be used or adapted for use on a state, regional or local level to enhance patient care.

Members of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, City of Miami Fire Rescue, and Florida Urban Search and Rescue teams finally returned home to their families after days of working hard to help residents in the Florida Keys devastated by Hurricane Irma.

The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit was featured at the 134th annual Connecticut State Firefighters Association Convention.
Joseph L. Comstock confessed that he began tampering with ambulance morphine and fentanyl supplies in 2014 after getting a tonsillectomy.
The dangerous combination of water and electrical issues caused by the storm has nearly doubled the amount of structure fires the department responds to on average.
La Russo has been a paramedic for American Medical Response in Riverside County, California for 28 years.

Firefighters made progress on the Skeggs Fire near Woodside, California, which was sparked by a lightning storm earlier this week.

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the attraction will give free admission to first responders now through the end of October, in addition to donating 10 percent of cafe profits to the Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.
EMTs, firefighters and law enforcement joined in a convoy that transported the remains of the crew members who fell victim to the helicopter crash.

While sixteen years has elapsed since the terror attacks of September 11, thousands of first responders have suffered crippling health problems that remain to this day.

Volunteer firefighters and EMTs will receive a 20 percent municipal property tax break as an incentive for retention.