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    Disabled 9/11 Responders at Risk of Losing Jobs

    By Michael Barasch

    Thousands of emergency medical responders were deployed to Lower Manhattan on 9/11 and in the weeks and months that followed, to help people injured in the attack and participate in search-and-rescue and recovery operations. Yet even as these responders, members of FDNY EMS Local 2507 and DC 37 Local 3621, were saving lives, their own […]

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    Local 2507 Fights for Family of 9/11 Paramedic

    By Michael Barasch

    Lt. Edith Torres was off-duty when the hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  The veteran FDNY EMS paramedic soon arrived at Ground Zero, where her partner from Battalion 49 in Astoria, paramedic Carlos Lillo, died searching the North Tower for his wife. Torres was promoted to lieutenant in 2005, […]

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  • COVID-19EMTs

    Announcing the Health Care Worker Lunch Donation Program from Barasch & McGarry

    By Michael Barasch

    Amidst the chaos of the COVID-19 crisis, many of our health care heroes on the front lines of this pandemic have resorted to eating their lunches and dinners from vending machines. It breaks our hearts to think about our heroes not having a proper meal while they risk their lives every day to protect us […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    FDNY Adds Names of 5 EMS Workers and 16 Firefighters to WTC Memorial

    By Michael Barasch

    The Journal of Emergency Medical Services has reported that on Tuesday, September 8, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro added the names of 21 members who died of 9/11-related illnesses during the past year to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn. Five of the individuals honored were EMS workers: EMS Lieutenant […]

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