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FDNY RETIRED MEMBERS ASSOCIATION INC.

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Click Here for information regarding,
The 9-11 Mychal F. Judge
Walk of Remembrance on 9/6/15

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ALL RETIRED OFFICERS:

The UFOA is having another Retirees Meeting at Russo's on The Bay on Thursday October 15th, 2015. Doors open at 8:15am with Breakfast.
The meeting will begin at 10:00am with the
President's Report, guest speakers and a Q&A session. A Famous Russo's Lunch will follow. You should have received or will receive an attendance card in the mail. Please return in to the UFOA asap.
You can also follow the directions on the letter and email them. If you are a retired officer and haven't received a letter then call them at (212) 293-9300.
Please let them know very soon
 as this event fills up fast.
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The RMA's next meeting will be held Tuesday September 29th, 2015 at the
K of C Hall 1000 Marcus Ave. New Hyde Park, NY
at 7:30pm. Guest Speaker still undetermined
at this time.
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RED ALERT!
ATTENTION ALL RETIRED MEMBERS-
Critical deadline for all Active and Retired
Fire Officers/ Firefighters who have been diagnosed with PROSTATE CANCER
Please be aware that 9/11 first responders who were diagnosed with Prostate Cancer between 9/11/05 and 9/11/13, must register their claims with the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)
before October 21st, 2015.
Anyone who worked at ground Zero, the Fresh Kills Landfill, the Morgue, or aboard of the transport vehicles, is eligible for compensation under the Zadroga Health and Compensation Act.
The WTC Health Program has linked 62 Cancers to the WTC Toxic Dust. The Deadline for Registering any of these cancers, including future prostate cancer, is two years from the date of the diagnosis. You should also know at this point, the health and compensation programs are supposed to end on October 3rd, 2016. The Uniformed Fire Officers Association is working hard to get Congress
to extend the Act.
PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD. DON'T LET ANY SICK MEMBERS MISS THE DEADLINE!
(THIS MESSAGE COMES TO YOU FROM A COMMUNIQUE FROM MIKE DONOVAN AND THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE UFOA)
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GREAT TIME HAD BY ALL
AT OUR GALA JUNE MEETING
MANY THANKS TO JIMMY BOYLE FOR HIS
"HISTORY LESSON"
CONCERNING THE OLD DAYS OF THE 70'S AND 80'S.
JIMMY WAS DEFINITELY A MAN AHEAD OF HIS TIME.
KUDOS TO ALL WHO TURNED OUT TO BE THERE.
WE HAD 165 MEMBERS PRESENT TO COME HEAR
JIMMY AND ENJOY THE ATMOSPHERE.
A NICE BUFFET FOLLOWED WITH PLENTY OF
SAUERBROTEN AND OTHER SELECTIONS
WITH PLENTY OF REFRESHMENTS.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER AND SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER.
9/29/15 AT THE K OF C
1000 MARCUS AVE.  NEW HYDE PARK, NY  7:30PM
IN THE MEANTIME-CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN,
ESPECIALLY THE PENSION ARTICLES PROVIDED BY
AL HAGAN ON "HAGAN'S HIT LIST".

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IMPORTANT PENSION ARTICLES
FEATURED ON OUR PENSION PROTECTION PAGE AS PROVIDED BY FORMER UFOA PRESIDENT AL HAGAN
-CLICK HERE TO GO TO THAT PAGE-


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TICK, TICK, TICK
PENSION REFORM COMING SOONER THAN LATER
SO THEY WISH...

CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT IT


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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
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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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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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