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FDNY Union Firefighters who died in the line of duty 2019:
1177 FIREFIGHTER STEVEN H. POLLARD LADDER 170 January 7, 2019
1178 FIREFIGHTER CHRISTOPHER SLUTMAN LADDER 27 April 9, 2019
1178 LIEUTENANT BRIAN J. SULLIVAN SQUAD 41 August 10, 2019
The toxic dust from the World Trade Center’s destruction ravaged the lungs of many a first-responder. It wreaked havoc on digestive systems and sparked cancers in thousands.
At Risk for Alzheimer’s
Now some scientists believe it may also be affecting their brains.
A Stony Brook University study examining 818 first-responders enrolled in the Federal World Trade Center Health Program found that a “staggering” number of them—about 1 in 8—had cognitive impairment. Cognitive impairment is a major risk- factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
The study’s authors believe that the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder among 9/11 responders may be triggering the impairment, and that those who had flashbacks or nightmares about the tragedy were especially likely to show symptoms.
“As New York and the nation approach the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attack, a Mount Sinai Medical Center study found a 15% higher cancer rate among 9/11 responders than among people not exposed to the Ground Zero toxins.
As of August, 1,140 responders and people who worked, lived or studied in lower Manhattan have been certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to have a WTC-related cancer.
Experts believe that is just the tip of the iceberg. “There are more cases out there, because we just know of the people in our government-funded medical programs, not those who have been treated by their private doctors,” said Dr. Jim Melius, who is chairman of the steering committee for the WTC Responder Medical Program and a 9/11 Health Watch board member.”
Yonkers CAFR 2018:
The City’s investment in capital assets for its governmental activities as of June 30, 2018 amounted to $657.9 million (net of accumulated depreciation). This investment in capital assets includes land, construction-in-progress, buildings and improvements, machinery and equipment and infrastructure.
The total net increase in the City’s investment in capital assets for the current fiscal year was $4.6 million.
Major capital asset events during the current fiscal year included the following:
• Saw Mill/Bronx River Outflow Remediation
• Construction of New Downtown Firehouse
• Human Resources System Upgrade
• Library Exterior Reconstruction – Will Branch
• Museum Construction, West Exhibition Galleries
• Redmond Field Improvements
• City Building Reconstruction
The General Fund revenues were $749.7 million (excluding other financing sources), plus another $1.8 million recorded as Other Financing Sources – Sale of Property, which combined was $26.4 million more than the final budget, due to the following reasons:
• Revenues from real property taxes exceeded budgetary expectations by $12. 7 million due to better-than-expected collection of prior year tax payments.
• Other tax items were higher than anticipated by $5.6 million, due primarily to additional
revenues from real estate transfer taxes of $2.6 million due to a strong real estate market, and interest and penalties on real property taxes of $1.9 million.
Long-term debt: Total Debt= $3,839,755,868 (2018) … $ 2,224,343,937 (2017)
Other Post Employment Benefit Obligation =…..$2,959,259,210
Bonds Payable …………………………………………….. $ 573,753,376 (2018)
$ 569,916,153 (2017)
Retirement Incentives and
Other Pension Obligations………………………………$ 93,432,592 (2018)
Claims Payable………………………………………………$ 81,231,959 (2018)
Net Pension Liability……………………………………….$ 65,607,991 (2018)
The City retired $155.8 million of general obligation bonded debt (including $92.7 million in refinanced obligations). The City issued $146.5 million of new long-term debt (including $89.4 million in refunding bonds).
Firefighter In Hot Water Over Facebook Post
Published on Mar 7, 2017
“Firefighter at heart of 2017 racist
Facebook post promoted to lieutenant”
Posted: Sep 13, 2019 5:47 PM EDT
“Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano has urged for the city firefighter to be fired.”