World Trade Center Health Program Enrollment for Pentagon,
March 29, 2013 – Beginning May 1, 2013, fire fighters who
responded to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the Pentagon and
Shanksville, Pennsylvania, crash sites will be eligible to enroll in the World
Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP).
To be eligible for the WTCHP, first responders, including fire fighters, must
have participated in rescue, recovery or clean-up work for a minimum amount of
time. Pentagon responders are eligible if they participated at the site for at
least one day beginning September 11, 2001, and ending November 19, 2001.
Shanksville responders must have participated at that site for at least one day
beginning September 11, 2001, and ending October 3, 2001.
The eligibility dates are based on a review conducted by the WTCHP administrator
and the program’s Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee, which took into
account the estimated duration of rescue and recovery work performed at the
sites and data from environmental sampling.
The WTCHP is a federally funded program established by the
Zadroga 9/11 Health
and Compensation Act of 2010 that provides long term medical care for
workers and survivors of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Participants of the
program receive free annual medical exams and free treatment for any diagnosed
9/11-related health condition.
Enrollment for the program is currently open for all fire fighters who worked or
volunteered their time at the World Trade Center site in New York City. The IAFF
is currently developing an online resource with information for IAFF members
about the program, enrollment outreach activities and up-to-date information on
9/11-related health issues.
For more information on the eligibility requirements for Shanksville and
For more information on the WTCHP,
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