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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 TRAGEDY SLIDES --this section is being re-done
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"EMS Response on 09-11-2001"
New Res1cue donated in 2002
Donated by Seagrave in 2002
Donated by Seagrave in 2002
Seagrave Worked around the clock replacing destroyed vehicles
       Hollowed Ground workers in Pennsylvania where Flight 93 was stopped by American Hero's on Board
Total Number of Emergency Medical Service Killed or Injured on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center:

116 Injured Total

             FDNY-EMS injured: 65

Total voluntary EMS and private ambulance workers Injured: 51


Total Number of Emergency Medical Service Medics who Killed 42

Total for FDNY- EMS: 2
Total Voluntary EMS workers: 28
Total Private ambulance workers:2
Total Other EMS:2

Total EMS Deaths Post 9-11: 11 As of 01-19-2013
Mitch Wallace, EMT, Bayside Volunteer Ambulance

Richard Pearlman, EMT, Forest Hills VAC

Mark Schwartz, EMT, Hunter Ambulance

Marc Sullins, Cabrini Medical Center

Mario Santoro, EMT-P New York Presbyterian Hospital
Keith Fairben, EMT-P New York Presbyterian Hospital 

David P. Lemagne, EMT-P, Port Authority of NY & NJ Police

Carlos Lillo, EMT-P FDNY EMS

Ricardo Quinn, EMT-P FDNY EMS

Yamel Merino, EMT-P Metrocare/Montefiore Medical Center
                                  An Open Letter to the Media:
On September 11, 2,001, the day that America came under attack by terrorists who had hijacked four planes, turning them into missiles aimed at the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon. Rescuers made up of police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics entered two 110 story buildings

known as the World Trade Center. For over 90 minutes these rescuers feverishly work to evacuate more than 25,000 individuals. Emergency Medical Services Personnel which is made up of both Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics were in the Towers providing treatment to the civilians suffering from smoke inhalation, medical problems including chest pains, burn patients and a host of other injuries and ailments.

In addition Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics we’re also rendering aid to firemen, and law enforcement officers who were suffering from exhaustion, as emergency medical personnel continued rendering aid the unthinkable happened the first tower collapsed trapping civilians, firefighters, police officers, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. Minutes later the second tower collapsed also trapping Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Police Officers, Firefighters, and Civilians.   As time went on throughout the day and next day it became obvious that everyone who remained in the building were lost forever.

On this historically tragic day all news network’s including the following ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX News
Agencies transfixed the airwaves with images that displayed the utter destruction, and continually provided updated figures of the number of Police Officers and Firefighters who had lost their lives.  As the days, months and now years have passed the media which includes newspaper organizations continue to omit the critical role played by Member's of Emergency Medical Services, who on September 11, 2001, lost ten Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics who were also in the towers at the time the buildings collapsed. ten (10) Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics lost their lives and another 116 other Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics were injured.

Why have your news agencies fail time after time to include or acknowledge the heroic actions of the Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics who lost their lives in the Line of the Duty in addition to the 116 EMT’s and Paramedic who were injured.  Many of the injured EMS Personnel continued to treat the injured suffering both Medical and Trumatic injuries.  We also know from those who made it out of the buildings that many individuals who were working at the World Trade Center at the time of the attacks many off duty Part-time and Volunteer EMS Personnel these men and women were providing patient care and support and many other EMT’s and paramedics who were members of many volunteer EMS services who stayed behind to treat patients in the two towers, subsequently loosing their lives when they could have chosen to leave the buildings to find safety.

The media must correct their critical error in fairness to the omitted professional organization of emergency medical services who served with the highest degree of professionalism.  The media recognize that two of the ten EMS personnel who perished on September 11, 2001 were members of the New York City fire departments EMS division, and additionally recognize the eight other EMT’s and paramedics who perished worked for several private emergency medical services agencies.

An emergency medical service is a critical part of the emergency services system, and it is time that this horrific and disgraceful omission is rectified. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics are the highest train prehospital care provider’s whose actions and skills saved many individuals who were injured, suffered cardiac symptoms and suffered respiratory emergencies as a result of  smoke, falling debris, and trauma.

The names of the ten Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics who lost their lives; in the Line of Duty September 11, 2001.  (The list below has sadly grown since the letter was sent 01-19-2013)
Mitch Wallace, EMT, Bayside Volunteer Ambulance
Richard Pearlman, EMT, Forest Hills VAC
Mark Schwartz, EMT, Hunter Ambulance
Marc Sullins, Cabrini Medical Center
Mario Santoro, EMT-P New York Presbyterian Hospital
Keith Fairben, EMT-P New York Presbyterian Hospital 
David P. Lemagne, EMT-P, Port Authority of NY & NJ Police
Carlos Lillo, EMT-P FDNY EMS
Ricardo Quinn, EMT-P FDNY EMS

Dave  Webmaster:
Sent:  09-15-2001
Yamel Merino
Carlos Lillo
David P. Lemagne
Ricardo Quinn
Mario Santoro
Marc Sullins
Mark Schwartz
Richard Pearlman
Mitch Wallace.
Keith Fairben
We kiss are families goodbye, we give them a hug, and we tell them that “I Love you,” then we head to work.  Our office in not in a large building, our office is a highly sophisticated and built ambulance, equipped with many warning devices that light up the night and sirens that wails an eerie cry to please pull aside so that we may pass by.

Our office does not have a desk instead it has two bucket seats.  We depend upon on our partner who too has said goodbye to his/her family.  The partners work the next twelve hours side by side, always at the ready to answer someone’s cry for help.  Working four to five days a week in specially designed ambulances that provides the space and equipment used to treat and transport the sick and injured.

Working twelve hours together partners form a special bond, they work many terrible scenes that include homes or the twisted remains of a once intact vehicle.  We respond to hostile scenes where violence may still be taking place.  Partners work as one, communicating to one another instead open dialogue we communicate with body language. 

At the end of our shift we clean and restock our mobile office and park it in its assigned spot.  The partners walk to their cars and wish each other a good day off and head for home. Once again the paramedic is reunited with their spouses and their children, seldom do we talk about our job, for some our jobs are called gruesome, for others they do not understand. Our spouse knows when we have a really bad call, through our silence at times.  What is not talked about are the many dangers we face, we don’t talk to our spouse about the possibility of injury or death.  We don’t talk about it to our partners, it’s an unspoken knowledge that the work we do can be so dangerous. (EMS DANGER)

Another day and time to leave for work, we once again say goodbye to our families, with a hug and a kiss.  Once again we join our partner and prepare our mobile office for another shift. As partners we call in service and begin our new day. (The pictures below illustrate the horror that every paramedic quietly thinks about in the back of his or her mine that a similar fate could occur today, tomorrow, or next month.)Every time we receive an emergency call the chances of sustaining a disabling injury or a fatal injury increases.  Drivers who have their car radios turn too loud, making the wail of the siren mute. 

The emergency run alone is one of the most dangerous moments for the paramedic crew.  Drivers who fail to the yield, or run a red light, or a stop sign could cause in the ambulance being hit. Assaults against paramedics continue to increase every year and as a result paramedics have become targets from the very patients that they are trying to help, Paramedics have sustained injuries and have been killed by both patients and even by distressed family members.

Then the unthinkable happens a car fails to see or hear the Ambulance sirens and emergency lights, private vehicles have caused accidents that result in the striking of one or both the Paramedics working to save a life at the scene of a car accident.  A vehicle strikes one of the Paramedics killing him/instantly. 

The doorbell rings at the fallen medic’s home.  The spouse opens the door to find a paramedic supervisor and a police officer with their head held low.  The spouse knows that their loved one will, not becoming home tonight or any other night.  He or she has answered their final call.

There will be one last farewell as the casket is placed in an Ambulance now headed to the medic’s final resting place. A caravan forms behind the Ambulance, Ambulances, Fire Apparatus, and Police Vehicles follow behind, as their lights flashing, there is no wail of a siren just the eerie silence and muffled tears at the loss of a Partner as the casket is lowered with the fallen comrade.

Author: Dave D. 09-15-01
Dave's EMS Headquarters
I never dreamed it would be me, my name for all eternity, recorded here at this hallow place, alas, my name, no more my face. "In the line of duty," I hear them say: my family now the price to pay. My folded flag stained with their tears; we only had those few short years. The Patch no longer on my Sleeve, I sleep now in eternal rest. My sword I pass to those behind, and pray they keep this thought in mind.  I never dreamed it would be me, and with heavy heart and bended knee, I ask for all here from the past: Dear God let my name be the last.
"I Never Dreamed"
                                             Time stood still that tragic morning

"The World Trade Center has been struck by a plane" the reporters echoed over and over again "Our country is under attack" exclaimed President Bush There was an eerie silence in the sky as all planes had been grounded

Thousands of lives lost...Brave Paramedics, Firefighters and Police Officers gave up their Lives for the safety of many God is with us and give us strength to get through the war we are waging against Terrorist...  We pray for support for all the victims and families that grieve

                                                  We Will Never Forget! We Will Never Forgive!
September 11, 2001
On the morning of September 11, 2001, as terrorist took control of four planes crashing one into the Pentagon, another over taken by the planes passengers that ended the terror waged against America and her citizens.  The first two attacks waged by the terrorist first struck the World Trade Centers Tower, minutes later a second plane took cold callous aim and struck the second tower.

On Tuesday September 11, 2001, hundreds of EMT’s, Paramedics, Firefighters, NYPD and Port Authority Officers descended upon the scene evacuating, treating, rescuing and ascending stairs to reach those cut off from escape routes.  As of 11:00 am the twin World Trade Center Tower had collapsed killing thousands that included Civilians, Passengers Flight Crews, as well as the EMT’s Paramedics, Firefighters Police officers from NYPD and Port Authority Officers. 

The deaths from 09-11-2001, did not end that day, Today EMT’s, Paramedics, Firefighters Police and Port Authority Officers, along with many construction workers who worked feverishly to bring home the lost are today suffering severe respiratory pulmonary disease.  On June 23, 2005, EMT Timothy Keller, died from chronic asthma and sinusitis, at his funeral two fellow medics had to leave the church and climb into the back of an ambulance to hunch over a plastic tube in the back of an ambulance outside St. James Church to deliver albuterol necessary to open up their seizing airways.

EMT Timothy Keller is dead and many post 9-11-2001, are now wondering when they will be next.  EMT Keller died and never received on damn dime to help with medical expenses incurred, unable to work his left on disability receiving one damn check prior to his death for $347.00; the city of New York along with Social Security denied Keller benefits.  America needs to remember for these men and women September 11, 2001, continues take additional lives.  Please SOMEONE HELP!!
  Terrorism Attacks on 9-11-2001 continue's to Kill NY Medics, Police, FF
John Skala-Port Authority PD
  Paramedic in New Jersey
Robert Cirri -Port Authority PD
  Paramedic in New Jersey
  "Third" FDNY EMT Dies from illness contracted on 9/11/01
EMT's and Paramedics Continue to succumb from their response to the World Trade Center--When is the Government going to start helping our Medics--When is the news going to report that our EMT's & Paramedics are now getting sick and dying as a result of their work on 09-11-01!
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03-17-06  Third medic dies from respiratory ailment caused by September 11, 2001 response FDNY Paramedic Deborah Reeve age 41 died March 15, 2006 from respiratory illness contracted from her response to the World Trade Center.  Paramedic Deborah Reeve was laid to rest on Monday March 20, 2006.
Paramedic Daniel E. Stewart, 27 of the FDNY in New York City
New York
Died by hanging after suffering Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome almost 2 years after 9-11-2001
Died 06-07-2002   Photo provided by Sadie R on 06-02-2011
                                           WTC Health Coordinator
Ground Zero Rescue personnel may benefit form the creation of a WTC Health Coordinator, which will monitor patients being treated at various hospitals and clinics in New York.

New York FDNY and EMT’s and Paramedics that includes private EMS Providers who responded to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, continue to face serious health and respiratory ailments that was a resulted of their heroic response to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  Many medics have been forced to retire and leave their jobs as their health continues to decline.

Although the city and Fire Department have tracked the Firefighters who were exposed but the data of the medics have not been collected and evaluated for an overall comparison that could lead to better medical management.  With the introduction “of a WTC Health Coordinator,” this will enable a more uniformed tracking of the medical situations that has already taken the lives of three medics thus far.

Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute of Safety and Health, was appointed to the position in February of 2006, after Staten Island Congressman Vito Fossella and Manhattan Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney pressed for the development of a federal 9/11 Health coordinator.

In early march 2006, $75 million dollars in federal money was finally reinstated to aid those who were injured and have since become sick with respiratory ailments.  This site Dave’s EMS Headquarters was contacted by news agencies regarding its ongoing commitment to expose the issues faced by the EMT’s and Paramedics who continue to be affected and continue to be denied medical benefits and Disability benefits.  This site ( will continue to address this issue and keep the publics attention.

We are losing highly trained and very experienced EMT’s and Paramedics, they need our help, please remember they responded along with Police and Fire Personnel and as a team helped to successfully save an estimated 70,000 lives.  Today they need your help please contact your congressman and Senators and ask them to help EMS.

Written 03-30-2006
38-year-old Jeff L. Simpson, a husband and father of triplets whose home was in Dumfries, Va., was in New York on September 11, 2001, overseeing the installation  of a new computer network at the New York State’s Attorney Generals office.

Mr. Simpson was also an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) volunteer for the local ambulance squad located in the vicinity of Dumfries, Va., he was very dedicated EMT who had a knack of running into medical and traumatic situations when he was not “on duty with the squad.” 

Jeff was working on the computer systems when he heard of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center without hesitation Jeff left the attorney general's office, headed for the north tower.  Jeff L. Simpson a 38 y/o EMT gave his life trying to save others
                                         1.  Sean Tallon EMT-D nyc-firefighter

                                         2.  Karl Joseph EMT D NYC firefighter

                                         3.  Andre Fletcher EMT-D NYC firefighter

                                         4.  James Coyle EMT-D NYC firefighter

                                         5.  Joe Henry EMT-D-NYC firefighter

                                         6.  Hector Tirado NYC firefighter

                                         7.  Je Jung, EMT-D

                                          8.  Keith Fairben EMT-D NY Presbyterian

                                          9   Officer David Lemagne EMT-P PAPD

                                        10  Carlos Lillo EMT-P FDNY

                                        11  Yamel Merino EMT MetroCare Ambulance

                                        12  Richard Pearlman Forrest Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corp.

                                        13  LT Ricardo Quinn EMT-P FDNY Made LT after 9-11

                                        14  Mario Santoro EMT-D NY Presbyterian

                                        15  David  Marc Sullins EMT-D Cabrini Medical Center

                                        16  Mark Schwartz EMT-D Hunter Ambulance

                                        17  Officer John Skala PAPD part time paramedic in NJ (lived in Clifton, NJ)

                                        18  Frank Spinelli Cantor Fitzgerald Volunteer EMT (5 years) lived in Short Hill, NJ

                                       19  Jeff Simpson EMT-B worked Oracle systems Dumfries, VA Triangle Rescue Squad.

                                        20  Court officer Mitchel Wallace EMT-D Bayside Volunteer Ambulance

                                        21  LT. Kevin Pfeifer EMT-P NYC firefighter

                                        22   LT Bob Cirri Paramedic Port Authority Police Department lived in Nutley, NJ

23  Zhe (Zack) Zeng    Zhe (Zack) Zeng '95, '98S (MBA) could have stayed safely in the offices of the Bank of New York following the September 11 terrorist attacks. Blocks away from the World Trade Center, he was in no danger. But Zeng, a trained Emergency Medical Technician who volunteered for the Brighton ambulance service while a student at Rochester, went to see if he could help those who were not safe.

24  Court Officer & EMT Thomas Jurgens, 26, his wife stated "Any kind of crisis, he would always be the first one to respond," Joan Jurgens said. He was trained as an emergency medical technician and a volunteer firefighter, and his family used to tease him about which uniform he was going to put on that day, said his mother, Linda Jurgens. Helping people has just been a way of life for him, she said.

25  Glenn Winuk  Last week's article on the Firefighter's Memorial Wall at Ten House failed to mention its direct and original inspiration, the selfless heroism of Glenn J. Winuk on 9/11. Glenn was a 20-year veteran volunteer firefighter and EMT who raced to the WTC to participate in the rescue effort and tragically perished while trying to save the lives of others. He was a partner in the law firm of Holland and Knight and the only member of that firm lost on 9/11. 

26  Officer Maurice Barry  PAPD Volunteer EMT with Rutherford Ambulance corp in NJ

27  Officer David Lemagne PAPD EMT-P

28  SGT Rodney Gillis-Sgt. Rodney C. Gillis EMT  at age of 34, Rodney C. Gillis had accomplished many things: A police sergeant with the Emergency Service Unit. A certified Emergency Medical Technician.

29  Linda Gronlund was an EMT she was on Flight 93

30  Michael Kiefer EMT in his younger years before becoming a Firefighter

31  Charles Laurencin was a medic in the Air Force

32  Clive Thompson EMT volunteer at Summit, NJ

33 Kenneth Swenson Volunteer EMT Chatham’s emergency squad

34 Stephen Huczko  EMT and RN  (Added 08-26-2006)

"We all want to embrace the beautiful memories of these amazing people by keeping their passions in life alive within our own lives to keep their spirits living for years to come"  Teresa Jahn

35 Paramedic Daniel E. Stewart, 27 of the FDNY in New York City
Died by hanging after suffering post Traumatic Stress Syndrome almost 2 years after 9-11-2001
June 07, 2002
Through the assistance of Teresa Jahn, who is the communications director for America's 9-11 Memorial Quilts Organization, several additional EMS Medics whose brave response on September 11, 2001 resulted in the loss of their lives In The Line of Duty. 
Teri’s assistance has made it possible to identify the names of those medics who have yet to be honored, over the next few days their names, bio’s, and photos will be added to this site page.  In addition an Essay Memorial will also be added to this site page.
UPDATED:  01-19-2013
Dave’s EMS Headquarters frequently updates it’s September 11, 2001 “Memorial Pages,” with updated information regarding In the Line of Duty Deaths as a direct cause of their response and rescue and recovery efforts that include EMS, Police, Port Authority Officers, and Firefighters.

In addition news pertaining to the Rebuilding process is also routinely updated, thank you for taking time to pay tribute to those who were killed, those who were saved, and to the efforts for the various memorials either being considered or are under-construction.

May God bless you and your families.
  Another EMT Dies from September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks
On November 1, 2006, Sister Cynthia Mahoney who worked every day for six months following the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks as both a Chaplain and an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician,) died at her Aiken South Carolina home. She was 54. Sister Mahoney lungs were permanently damaged after spending six months at ground zero.

Cause of death has yet to be released, however Sister Mahoney had stated in several previous interviews that she was subjected to poisonous air when the World Trade Center towers collapsed filling the air with a deadly mix of toxins which causes pulmonary and digestive problems

Sister Mahoney asked that results of her autopsy be used in a class-action lawsuit by ground zero workers who have become sick and disabled and has already lead to the deaths of EMS Personnel, Police Officers and others who responded on 9-11-2001, to the Trade Center Site.

"We are sick -- physically and emotionally," Sister Mahoney had been interviewed by The (Portland) Oregonian in 2004 and stated "We are sick, physically and emotionally. We cannot work because of health issues resulting from 9-11 rescue activity. We suffer from serious respiratory illnesses to post-traumatic stress disorder. And no one seems to realize this."

After Sister Mahoney's death, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said “Sister Mahoney’s death should be more proof of how dangerous it was to work at ground zero.”

"The death of Sister Mahoney is yet another tragic reminder that Sept. 11 continues to take lives," Clinton said. "Her life and sacrifice embody the heroism that was so prevalent in the days and weeks after the attack."
As you all should be aware, Senate Bill 169, also known as Michael's Law, was amended to include First Responders, EMTs, Intermediates, and Paramedics performing 911 calls, or Paramedic Intercepts.  The bill went to the Executive Departments and Administration Committee last week.  It was sent to the complete senate with a 3-0 vote of the committee to amend the bill to include EMS providers.  The full senate voted on the bill today.  They voted 14-10 to keep the amendment, and 24-0 for the original bill.  This means the bill is still intact and now heads to the Senate Finance Committee, since it is a funding bill.  The discussion on the floor implied that the Finance Committee will be looking at ways to fund the bill.  Presently the bill is being funded by the Group II retirement system.  Non-Fire based EMS services are not paying into Group II system, so there has been a lot said about that.  This is a topic that needs to be studied closely so that the bill can move forward.  We will still need everybody's help.  There is a long way to go before the bill becomes a law. 

I did speak with Paramedic, Pat Banken.  Pat is a friend of my from my NYC EMS days.  Pat is the Union President for the EMS Local of FDNY EMS.  He sent me 50 supplements that appeared in the October 2001 JEMS Magazine that had pictures, and articles pertaining to 9/11.  The cover says the most.  No words, only an FDNY EMS Ambulance covered in debris with it lights on.  I will pull those out when we need them.  I did have a conversation this afternoon with Govenor Lynch.  The Governor thought the bill was not going to be a problem.  I thanked him for his support, and offered him one of the JEMS supplements to read.

I want to thank EVERYBODY for their assistance and support of this bill.  Everybody that wrote a letter to a Senator, everybody that sent an e-mail, everybody that "phoned a friend", EVERYBODY!  Without everybody, this bill would not have made it as far as it has.  The fight is not over yet.  Two hurdles down, several more to go.  I want to make sure that everybody knows that this was a group effort of the EMS Community.  This was not Dave Hogan from the Paramedic Association, Jennifer or myself doing all the work.  WE as an EMS community deserve the credit for a job well done.  Again, I want to remind you that we are far from complete, but we have cleared some big hurdles.

There are also a lot of people outside the EMS Community that also deserve our thanks.  I do not know everybody involved, there, but please pass on our thanks.  Keep up the good work.  We will keep you posted. 
Gary Zirpolo, EMT-Paramedic
Vice President
NH Association of EMT's
        Tuesday September 11, 2001    --     September 11, 2012

                                 11th Year Rememberance
                                                                   Paramedic Lieutenant Brian Ellicott of the FDNY EMS
Brian Ellicott’s death caused from the 9/11/01 WTC Attack.  Ellicott died as a result of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  He was diagnosed in September 2007. Ellicot spent over 100 hrs at the Trade Center.
                                      Illness caused 09-11-2001       Died November 29, 2007        Buried December 1, 2007
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Over the last few years, evidence has begun to surface that suggests that victims of the 9/11 attacks and rescue workers were exposed to high levels of asbestos during the days following the attacks. In addition, it seems that government officials claimed at the time that the dust cloud was not toxic, which has proven to be inaccurate. This exposure can result in a number of life-threatening respiratory conditions, as well as mesothelioma, a deadly cancer associated only with asbestos exposure. We noticed you already have some asbestos-related resources on your site, too many EMS,  Fire,  Law Enforcement Officers, and Construction workers have already become very aware of the threat, Illnesses, and Deaths caused as a direct result of thier response on September 11 2001.

This is a Resource Link explaining exposure to the various Toxins that were Airborne:


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        Remainder of WTC Stairwell
                                                                                 EMT I Je Jung

Mr. Jung has been listed by this site as a Line of Duty Death on September 11, 2001, was removed on March 08, 2009, after checking Federal, State, as well as the New York Times "Official List," of lives lost on that tragic day.  The infomation listed regarding Mr. Jung stated the following:
EMT I Je Jung,   Mr. Jung was a non-affiliated EMT who was working for a NYC law firm He had been an EMT upstate and responded on his own to the 9-11 disaster where he perished.

If you are aware of any official data that supports the reinstatement of this listing please e-mail this webmaster ASAP and the information will be added once again.  Also if you are aware of any Medic who lost thier life on 09-11-2001, which is not listed and was either on one of the Planes, the WTC, or at the Pentagon please e-mail me.
Dave D.

EMS Unit "10-David" was one of the very first ambulances to arrive on scene Following the first attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The crew of "10-David", EMT Mario Santoro and Paramedic Keith Fairben, lost their lives in the collapse, and New York Presbyterian EMS lost seven of their EMS Vehicles when the towers Collapsed.
EMT Jean Peterson on September 11, 2001 was on a passenger on Flight 93.  Jean Peterson worked with with the Madison Ambulance Squad.  Jean Peterson also worked as a Nurse.  She lost her life after the attempt to retake Flight 93.
Linda Gronlund was also an EMT who was on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001
Source: Teresa Jahn 911memorialquilts 
Updated September-2012
From Public New EMS 9-11 Poster Released
Posted on 09-22-2009
     USS New York Commissioned in NYC
                     USS New York
                Paused near WTC Site
On November 2, 2009 the ship passed the World Trade Center site stopped and honored the lost with a 21-gun salute.
Recognition for Son’s 9/11 Sacrifice Still being Fought By Mother
01-2010  Richard Pearlman was a volunteer emergency medical technician who headed to the World Trade Center after the planes struck the towers, intending to treat the wounded. In the months that followed, the authorities would find his attache case in a police cruiser and his body in the rubble. He was 18 and a Trained First Responder.

her son, Richard, was a first responder. But his mother has been locked in a battle with the Federal Government to recognize his sacrifice.  Of the hundreds of claims filed by the families of first responders who died on Sept. 11, the case of Richard Pearlman is the only one still open, according to the Department of Justice.  Under the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program, the Justice Department provides one-time payments to the families of first responders who die in the line of duty. Justice Department officials said that of the 436 applications stemming from Sept. 11 deaths, all but two were approved and the families were given $250,000.  Ms. Pearlman’s application was denied. So was a claim filed by the family members of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) from Virginia who happened to be in New York on Sept. 11. Officials ruled that he was not serving in an official capacity when he was killed.

Pearlman's mother's application was rejected for a similar reason.  With some help from Representative Anthony D. Weiner, she has appealed the decision.  Mrs. Pearlman says she does not understand why she was rejected. She received a small sum from the Sept. 11, 2001, Victim Compensation Fund, and was also recognized at a White House ceremony as the family member of a first responder who died.  “They want it both ways,” Ms. Pearlman said.

Mrs. Peralman was not aware of the first responders’ benefits program until a friend asked her about it two years ago. The deadline had passed, but the department extended it for her.  Ms. Pearlman said officials rejected her claim because the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Queens, where her son was a Emergency Medical Technician, (EMT), was not a public agency and because she could not prove that he had been called to ground zero by the authorities to treat the injured.

On Sept. 11, Richard Pearlman was dropping off documents for his boss at 1 Police Plaza in Lower Manhattan when the towers were hit. Mrs. Pearlman, who traced her son’s steps on Sept. 11, 2001, through information from the authorities and photographs published by the news media, said there was an announcement that anyone with medical training should report to Police Headquarters so they could be taken to ground zero.  Mrs. Pearlman said that after her son offered a CPR and first aid card that showed his affiliation with the Forest Hills agency, the police took him in a cruiser to the towers, where he began assisting other medical personnel.  He got word that someone had a heart attack and, accompanied by a police officer, he went into the building,” she said. “And that’s when the tower collapsed.

On Tuesday, January 26, 2010 the United States Department of Justice held an appeals hearing for Mrs. Pearlman at Mr. Weiner’s district office in Queens.  The Justice Department declined to address the specifics of the case.  The hearing officer told her that he would rule on her case over the next month.

Please contact the U.S. Justice Department and demand that they rule in favor of Richard Pealmans unselfish act the cost him his life on September 11, 2001.

  FDNY Paramedic Deborah Reeve age 41
  died March 15, 2006 from respiratory
illness contracted from her 9-11-01 response.
Steven Kanarian's Word Press Blog
Updated 01-2013
Source: Foxnews
September 11, 2001
FDNY EMS-Responded on 9-11-2001, Medics sacrificed they lives trying to save others, also on that day many medics were injured, others would over the years suffer illnesses, that took even more lives, FDNY EMS on Tuesday September 11, 2001 faced the destruction of many EMS Units, despite the pain, loss, and images they will never forget, the men and women who work as Medics continue to answer your calls for help nine years later.  Please keep these individuals in your thoughts and prayers as well as the families of the special and caring Professionals 

With every Terror threat EMS Personnel Respond along Federal, State, and Local Agencies
The 4th Annual Brotherhood Ride 2011 will be dedicated to the 411 fallen heroes on the 10th anniversary of September 11th. We will honor them by riding bicycles over 1600 miles in 22 days. The ride will begin in North Naples, Florida on August 20, 2011 and end at Ground Zero in New York on September 10, 2011.

On September 11, 2001 a total of 411 emergency service workers who responded to the Twin Towers died, as they attempted to rescue people and fight fires. The New York City Fire Department lost 343 firefighters. The New York City Police Department lost 23 officers. The Port Authority Police Department lost 37 officers and 42 EMTs and Paramedics EMS were killed.

About Us: In 2007, a group of North Naples Firefighters wanted to honor nine members of the Charleston, South Carolina Fire Department that perished in the line of duty on June 18, 2007. Their desire to help the families of these brave professionals resulted in the creation of the Brotherhood Ride. The Brotherhood Ride consists of firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel. Each year we will honor an unsung hero or heroes from around the country by riding our bicycles from Florida to their hometown. Our mission is to provide emotional support to their families and friends. The ride would take place approximately near the anniversary of their death, as a reminder that the Brotherhood has not and will not forget them.

Our organization is entirely comprised of volunteers, who are themselves, emergency responders: firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel. Other than the cost of conducting the rides, all donated proceeds go directly to the beneficiaries designated. Nobody is compensated for their time in order to maximize the impact of donations. Your gift will directly benefit the families of fallen heroes, emergency responders who have given their lives while trying to protect the lives and properties of others.

If you would like to make a donation, please make check payable to:
Brotherhood Ride
P.O. Box 110862 Naples, FL 34108

If you would like to become a sponsor or would like more information about the Brotherhood Ride, contact Candy Morse at (239) 872-1551 or you can visit our website at brotherhoodride

          Proceeds to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.).
              4th Brotherhood Ride to Honor 411 Fallen Heroes of September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Brotherhood Ride, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) public charity, which means that contributions to it are deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.
Thank you to the Men and Women of the U.S. Military as well as the Many Countries in the Coalition in the war against Terror.  On Sunday, May 01, 2011, President Obama announced that a Force of Military Personnel, concisting of CIA and Navy Seal Team 6 supported by Army Choppers tracked down were involved in a fire fight which ended with Osama Bin Laden "DEAD!"
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EMS Assistant Chief & Paramedic John McFarland retired as a result of a Brain Tumor died Monday February 06, 2011.  His tumor has been attributed to his response on Sept 11, 2001 to the World Trade Center following the Terrorist attacks.  McFarland spent days and weeks at "ground zero," only to be of of many to develop cancer, Tumors and respiratory illnesses
Retired Asst Chief dies from work at World Trade Center

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