Welcome to the Homepage of the
FDNY RETIRED MEMBERS ASSOCIATION INC.

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Gillibrand Leads Bipartisan Push To Help Sick And Dying 9/11 Responders And Survivors
Click Here to go to our Health Care Page for the Story

Important Legislation becomes the Law of the Land
to help our Veterans Combat Suicide.
(Click here to go to our Veteran's Help Page)


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Attention All
"Existing" Members:
Click Here to Get The Newsletter E-Mailed
If you are not a member and wish to join,
E-mail our Database Manager
for an application:

bill@fdnyrma.org

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Great time had by all at our last meeting
Many Thanks to:
Marilyn Heller
(click on her name to contact her)
The bottom line she conveyed to all:
GET YOUR PAPERS IN ORDER!
She brought with her a "TOP TEN LIST"
of what you should have completed to avoid
further unseen complications
if you become ill or pass away.
A Will, along with a Health Care Proxy and a Power of Attorney are three of the most important documents you should have drawn up. Designating beneficiaries and signing affidavits are some other things you should consider. Long term care or Nursing home care is something you should look into ahead of time. Trusts are a big issue too.
And lastly, don't wait till the last minute!
Do yourself a favor Contact Marilyn, asap.
Our next meeting is 4/28/15 in Brooklyn.
Hope to see you all there...
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For a list of Upcoming Lectures at the Fire Museum,
Go to Our Upcoming Events Page-under the Monthly Calendar

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URGENT!

ZADROGA BILL UPDATE
(click here to go to our Health Care Page)

Call Barasch & McGarry to learn your rights:
1-877-WTC-0911

[The Zadroga Fund Closes in 2016]
Dominique Penson, from the Barasch McGarry,
Salzman and Penson Law Firm spoke to us about the VCF. He was very informative.
He told us that initially the VCF was funded with
20 Billion Dollars, but only 6 billion was paid out.
The difference was returned to Congress
and the Fund closed in 2003. Originally,
Cancer was not covered
but eventually that all changed.
Barasch McGarry, along with Kreindler & Kreindler, fought hard to get many cancers recognized.
They lobbied Congress to re-open the VCF.
Now 67 types of cancer are covered, with the latest ones being: Pancreatic, Cervix, Testicular and Brain.
For a list of the Cancers covered go to:
www.wtc-illness.com
If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed
with the Cancers covered please call them at:
1-877-WTC-0911 or 1-800-331-2782
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Our Brothers Need Help Getting to Their
Treatment Centers-Volunteers Needed:

"Transportation" for retired members that have to go to the hospital or their doctor's office can be provided by
The Fire Family Transport Foundation with their many vans. These vans will be located
at the following locations:
Fort Totten, Staten Island, Brentwood & Middletown.
Volunteers may also use their own vehicles.
To volunteer, contact Chris Garcia at (212) 570-1693,
or by e-mail:
chris.garcia@fdny.nyc.gov

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FRIENDS OF FIREFIGHTERS EXPANDS SERVICES:
Counseling Sessions have expanded to Queens,
Brooklyn and Staten Island as well as Manhattan.
Acupuncture in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Massage Therapy available at $25.00 per hour.
Coming Soon: Internet Counseling Program,
and a 24/7 Crisis Hotline, accessible from anywhere.
Other services include financial guidance, yoga,
college scholarships, peer support,
and a support group for wives, girlfriends,
and partners of FDNY Families

F o F has helped over 500 Families since "Sandy".
For further information call (718) 643-0980

or E-mail them: info@friendsoffirefighters.org
Click below to go to their website:
http://www.friendsoffirefighters.org/

Volunteer for the
9/11 Tribute Center

Share your story about the extraordinary response of the FDNY on 9/11 and in the aftermath.

Be a voice for the valor, compassion and sacrifice of the FDNY.

HONOR, EDUCATE, INSPIRE.

The 9/11 Tribute Center is a small museum located next to Eng. 10 – Lad 10 and co-founded by Lee Ielpi (Recue 2). The Tribute Center is dedicated to documenting the history of 9/11 described by those who lived through the tragedy. 

9/11 Tribute Center volunteers - family who lost loved ones in the attack, first responders and 9/11 survivors – share their 9/11 stories with the public every day in our museum galleries, as guides on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and at a weekly speaker series at the 9/11 Memorial Museum entitled, 9/11 Tribute Center Presents: We Were There. The 9/11 Tribute Center and 9/11 Memorial Museum are two separate institutions that work in partnership.

Share your story to honor the memories of the 343, those who have lost their lives due to 9/11 related illness and all who perished that fateful day.  Help make sure we never forget. 


Extremely flexible time commitment.

To learn more about this rewarding program, please contact:

Nancy Gamerman

ngamerman@tributewtc.org

212-422-3520 X112 

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ZADROGA BILL UPDATE

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WTC De-Stressing
There is a new program for both active and retired members with health concerns related to the World Trade Center.
It is called:
Mindfulness Techniques for Relaxation,
Chronic Pain and Mood Mgmt Program.
It is offered at Fort Totten every Friday commencing on 10/7/11,
from 10:00-11:30am at the Counseling Service Bldg.
For more information Contact Maureen Healy at
(212) 570-1693 ext: 312
or Send E-Mail:
healymfdny.nyc.gov

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TO BECOME A MEMBER OF OUR ORGANIZATION
CLICK HERE

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What to do if...
Our brother retirees in Staten Island have a very informative form to follow for your Spouse. It tells her what to do, step by step,
in case she was to lose her husband.
Spouse's Information Upon Death of a Member
 

URGENT:
WE NEED YOUR E-MAIL!
If you sent it in already-That's Great!
If you haven't then we must have it.
Please send it to me ASAP
send it to: bill@fdnyrma.org
Please include your home mailing address,
your phone number,
the last company you were assigned to,
your date of Retirement,
as well as your valid e-mail address.
Many thanks to those who signed up for an email address at the last meeting
Remember to include your E-mail address
when signing in at future meetings.
It's Crucial that we have a Valid
E-mail Address! 
 
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CHECK OUT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR
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