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Barasch & McGarry to Hold Free Webinar for FEMA 9/11 Responders

August 29, 2023 | Michael Barasch

After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, rescue teams searched for survivors and the remains of victims amidst the wreckage of the World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Pentagon in Northern Virginia.

FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) deployed thousands of team members to both sites, and helped survivors access critical assistance.

Their work contributed enormously to the recovery of New York City and the nation.

Yet today, these FEMA responders are at risk of developing 69 different types of cancer and many severe respiratory illnesses from their exposure to airborne toxins at Ground Zero and the Pentagon.

Barasch & McGarry will hold a free webinar on health care and compensation for FEMA 9/11 responders on Wednesday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m.

To register, visit

The webinar will provide important information about the resources available through the free World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)

The free health program provides comprehensive medical care to victims for their 9/11-related illnesses.

The victim fund offers tax-free awards for pain and suffering, lost earnings, and benefits for surviving spouses and family members.

For the WTC Health Program, the exposure zone consists of all of Manhattan below Houston Street and parts of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO in Brooklyn and the Pentagon.

For the 9/11 VCF, the exposure zone includes the area of Manhattan south of Canal Street and west of Clinton Street and the Pentagon.

If you were there, you have the right to register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and enroll in the World Trade Center Health Program.

Protect yourself and your family. Early detection could save your life.

Barasch & McGarry, Lawyers for the 9/11 Community, represents more than 35,000 members of the 9/11 community, including more than 250 current and former FEMA workers.

Register for the free FEMA 9/11 Responders webinar at

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