9/11 First Responder Health Crisis: Three Ground Zero FireFighters Die The Same Day…From Cancer

by Kerry-Anne – On September 11th 2001, 341 firefighters and 2 paramedics from the New York City Fire Department lost their lives while responding to the terrorist attacks in the World Trade Center…but ever since, first responders have continued to lose their lives from conditions set in motion that day. Three fellow first responders from the New York City fire department joined their fallen comrades this week. Daniel Heglund, Howard Bischoff and Robert Leaver died Monday, according to NY1, which reported that each of the men suffered from cancer. Daniel Heglund spent 21 years with the department, Leaver had a 20-year FDNY career and Bischoff was a 19-year veteran. All three retired in 2003, and Leaver and Bischoff were longtime friends, the Daily News reported. Their deaths served as “a painful reminder that, 13 years later, we continue to pay a terrible price for the Department’s heroic efforts on September...

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