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Press Releases / 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2012

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY ADDS NINE NAMES TO MEMORIAL WALL FOR DEATHS RELATED TO WORLD TRADE CENTER ILLNESSES

The FDNY will add the names of nine FDNY members who have died of illnesses related to their work at the World Trade Center during and after the September 11th attacks to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall at FDNY Headquarters on Thursday, September 6, at 4 p.m. The World Trade Memorial Wall was unveiled in September of 2011 and currently lists the names of 55 FDNY members who have died of illnesses related to their work at the World Trade Center site.

"With each passing year since the attacks of September 11th, the number of FDNY members who have died as a direct result of their work at the World Trade Center continues to grow," said Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano. "Many illnesses, including cancer, continue to take the lives of active and retired members of the Department - Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics - who not only selflessly rushed to rescue others on September 11th, but also returned for days, weeks and months afterwards to recover those whose lives were lost."

The inscription on the Memorial Wall reads:
"DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO BRAVELY SERVED THIS DEPARTMENT PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN THE RESCUE AND RECOVERY EFFORT AT MANHATTAN BOX 5-5-8087 WORLD TRADE CENTER"

Who:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, Chief of Department Edward Kilduff, Families of the nine deceased FDNY members

Where:

FDNY Headquarters - 9 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY

When:

Thursday, September 6 - 4 p.m.

***All media must arrive by 3:45 p.m.***
***Photo Op***

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Frank Dwyer, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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