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Updates on the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Extension Legislation

House of Representatives Votes in Favor of VCF Extension On Friday, July 12th, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted by a large margin to reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund until the year 2090. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides...
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House Judiciary Committee Unanimously Votes in Favor of VCF Extension After Testimony from SPBMC Client and Jon Stewart, Among Others

After powerful testimony from several key figures, including SPBMC client and retired FDNY Lieutenant Michael O’Connell and former Daily Show host and 9/11 victims advocate Jon Stewart, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously voted in favor of an extension to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)....
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Court Of Appeals Rules In Favor Of Injured Firefighter

September 12, 2018 in
A New York City Firefighter broke his leg when he fell down a staircase during firefighting operations at one of the Co-Op City buildings in the Bronx.  As he started to fall, he reached out to grab for a handrail he expected to be...
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SPBMC Members Take Part in Knicks 9/11 Stair Climb Honoring Fallen Heroes

As part of ongoing philanthropic efforts, representatives from SPBMC took part in the first-ever New York Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb this past weekend, clocking in as the top corporate fundraiser. The event raised over $40,000 to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Uniformed...
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Remembering Black Sunday Firefighters

Today marks the anniversary of the devastating Black Sunday fires in 2005, which killed or severely injured seven members of the FDNY. First, Brooklyn firefighter Richard Sclafani died when overcome by smoke at a private house fire. On that same day, five firefighters and a lieutenant became trapped in...
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