City Employees

Nearly 60,000 city employees reported that they participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster.  New York City bears a special responsibility to ensure that the best health care, based on the most current research, is available to those who are ill, or who may eventually develop symptoms associated with the 9/11 attacks.

Self-reported Participation in WTC Operations by City Agency
Agency On-duty at site % of Citywide Total
New York Police Department 34,250 58%
New York Fire Department 16,219 27%
Department of Sanitation 3,463 6%
Department of Transportation 1,805 3.%
Department of Correction 1,019 2%
All Other Agencies 2,372 4%
TOTAL 59,128 100%

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