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The K9 Task Force was started as a basic search, rescue and recovery team. We answered numerous calls daily to assist local Police, Fire and other Emergency Services. The K9 Task Force has assisted with several well known disasters and crime scenes such as the World Trade Center, Shuttle Columbia and New Orleans and the Mississippi Coast after Hurricane Katrina.

First responders excluded from 9/11 ceremony
Sunday, 04 September 2011 00:00

NEW YORK — When debris rained from the sky in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, the first responders to the terrorist attack did not turn away. They rushed to the World Trade Center buildings while the world around them crumbled.

Yet now, after all the wreckage has been cleared and the rebuilding has begun, their path is again blocked — not by flying chunks of smoldering rubble, but by space constraints.

The first responders are not invited to this year's September 11 memorial ceremony at ground zero, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office confirmed Monday.

Some 9/11 first responders get help - and some don't
Sunday, 04 September 2011 00:00

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Ralph and Barbara Geidel have spent close to $100,000 on his medical treatment since 2003, when the former fireman and 9/11 first responder was first diagnosed with tongue and neck cancer.

The Geidels were hoping to finally get some health insurance help with their mounting medical bills, when President Obama earlier this year signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

"We've already used up all of our savings," said his wife, Barbara. "We're now living paycheck to paycheck."

K9 Morgan has passed away
Monday, 25 July 2011 15:14

After a few weeks of being under the weather, K9 Morgan passed away this morning.

Why Block the 9/11 Bill?
Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:10

Senate Republicans have stated they plan to once again block the 9/11 bill that has just passed the house.  This bill would provide continued medical care for those that responded to the WTC and were injured.  This bill would provide continued monitoring of health issues and provide resources.

Former K9TF Member Pam Jackson Shot
Friday, 16 July 2010 18:26

Savannah, Georgia - Members of the Southside Fire Department found themselves trying to save one of their own when one lieutenant radioed in she had just be shot and needed help.

It happened at her home on Lester Avenue in Savannah around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Southside Fire Assistant Chief Hugh Futrell explains, "we got a call over one of our radios, help I've been shot. We recognized the voice; it was our Lieutenant Pam Jackson."

Lieutenant Pam Jackson is a veteran firefighter and EMT. Futrell says "She's one of our gems."

Study Finds WTC Workers, Survivors Suffer Loss of Smell
Monday, 31 May 2010 10:41

At first, Mike Greene thought it might just be a bad allergy.

But when his sense of smell didn't come back for months, the paramedic suspected it was caused by polluted air he'd breathed at the most harrowing job site of his career: the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

2009 WTC Health Registry Report
Monday, 29 March 2010 00:00

The report includes information on the Registry's key activities and accomplishments for 2009, as well as details on recent findings about the health consequences of 9/11. It also includes resource information for those affected by the disaster.

President's 2011 Budget Includes $150 Million for 9/11 Health Care
Sunday, 28 March 2010 00:00

President Obama’s proposed budget   for fiscal year 2011 includes $150 million “to provide screening and treatment for first response emergency services personnel, residents, students, and others related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.”

Video: Dogs helping Veterans
Saturday, 27 March 2010 07:29

Service dogs can help vets deal with many types of injuries, even mental health issues. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


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