RIP: 3 FDNY 1st Responders succumb to post-9/11 diseases


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Thinking about the families of Dan Heglund and Howard Bischoff and Robert Leaver.  Nearly 100 FDNY members have died since the attacks from illnesses working at Ground Zero during the search and recovery. That’s in addition to the 343 FDNY who died on Sept 11, 2001.  There simply isn’t enough we can do for these men and women and their families.

“Don’t ever call me a victim,” Leaver would say. “I’m a first responder.”