The FDNY CCE and its World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program provide comprehensive physical and mental health services to all active and retired FDNY members who responded to the 9/11 attacks. This program is based within the Department’s Bureau of Health Services (BHS) and evolved from efforts that began decades before September 11, 2001, and continued uninterrupted on September 11, 2001, treating injured FDNY rescue workers (firefighters and emergency medical services [EMS]) and civilians at ground zero, even as the towers fell. This treatment continued in the disaster’s aftermath to provide physical and mental health treatment to our rescue and recovery workers in the days, months, and now years, after.
The Program provides a comprehensive monitoring and treatment exam, at no cost to you. The exam is very similar to those active members receive.
“It was tough getting through those treatments,” Chief Biesty remembers. “It was hard to picture that life would get better. I don’t know how I could have gotten through it without my wife, children, my entire family and my fire department family."
Since 9/11, research has been conducted that specifically addresses the health effects of exposure to the WTC disaster site, with focus on first responders.
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The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 established the World Trade Center Health Program. The Program’s primary goals are to provide monitoring and treatment services to eligible WTC responders. Monitoring for WTC-related diseases helps identify medical conditions and symptoms, both chronic and newly emerging. FDNY’s Clinical Center of Excellence (FDNY CCE) is among 7 clinical centers operating under the Act. Data collected will help guide future actions, in an effort to develop a program that evolves with member needs.
To contact us, please use the contact information below:
FDNY Bureau of Health Services
9 Metrotech Center, Room 2E-13
Brooklyn, NY 11201-5431
Phone: (718) 999-1858