Coverage of the Chicago LODD's and 9/11 Health Bill

Today has been busy…and very bitter sweet.

Today is very bitter…

Chicago Firefighters are joined by firefighters everywhere as we mourn the death of Firefighters Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer. These deaths occur on the anniversary of two other very well known LODD fires.

Follow the links here and here to coverage on Fire Critic today

Chicago fire personnel evacuate an injured firefighter at a extra-alarm fire at 1700 East 75th Street. (E. Jason Wambsgans/ Chicago Tribune)

Today is also very sweet…

Many firefighters are rejoicing with the passing of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

Follow this link to the coverage of the Senate passing the bill today

Photo from In the years since 9/11, respiratory and mental health issues have been a concern for firefighters and other first responders.