Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund Launched to Aid FDNY First Responders Who Suffered Catastrophic Damage in Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy hit New York and especially its first responders hard. Hundreds of active members of the FDNY -- from rank-and-file firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and dispatchers -- suffered catastrophic damage to their homes. Four unions representing active FDNY members have joined together to announce the creation of the New York City Firefighters Disaster Relief Fund Inc. (, to help those hundreds of FDNY first responders who suffered catastrophic damage and now need to rebuild their lives and homes. "Despite the worst of predictions, which were exceeded by the storm's ferocity, the men and women of the FDNY knew they had to leave their own homes and families in o...

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