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Number of people with cancer related to 9/11 attacks increasing

September 2016 will mark 15 years since the terror attacks on U.S. soil on September 11, 2001, but thousands of people are still feeling the effects of that day on their health.

Visual cloud computing method aids in disaster response

Massive amounts of visual electronic data are produced during a natural or man-made disaster, and processing the information quickly and efficiently could mean the difference between life and death for survivors.

Man dies clearing snow, first responders return to finish the job

Manchester - Last week a man in Manchester, Connecticut, died while clearing snow off of his roof. The man was not saved, but his roof ended up being cleared off by the first responders.

How our bodies fight off viruses

With the flu season in full swing, some folks don't realize how our bodies protect us from the flu virus, as well as other viral infections. Our bodies have an amazing system of defenses against viral infections, almost like "first responders."

Op-Ed: Inability of the military and law enforcement to deal with PTSD

Surrey - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is common in the military, law enforcement officers and first responders. PTSD has resulted in homelessness, domestic abuse, substance abuse and suicides. While PTSD is recognized, the response has been inadequate.

Safe traps Toronto man

Toronto - A young party-goer who decided to act out a alcohol-infused dare had to rely on the Toronto Fire department to free him after being trapped inside a safe.

Veterans’ Day Program at Alert Academy of Big Sandy Special

Tyler - The Alert Academy of Big Sandy, Texas (near Tyler) hosted a Veterans Day Program--complete with a dinner, guest speakers, and choir performance.

Op-Ed: When first-responders ran into the flames on 9/11

They ran into the flames. Countless first responders lost their lives on September 11, 2001 doing what they did every day. They ran towards danger while others ran the other way.

Op-Ed: Remembering first responders is an important legacy

Was it just a day? On Sunday the world remembered the attacks of September 11, 2001. World leaders took time to give speeches about the tragedy that fell upon New York City, Washington D.C. and a rural field in Pennsylvania.

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of September 11 Special

New York - Today, September 11, marks the tenth anniversary of the attack on the United States. It was commemorated today with the unveiling of a memorial to the families of the victims.

New York City's paramedics, forgotten first responders of 9/11 Special

Toronto - When we think about the first responders during the attack in New York City on September 11, 2001 there's one group that is often left off: the paramedics that cared for the hurt and scared that day.

Op-Ed: 9/11 — Flight attendants were the first of the first responders

When we think of the first responders from September 11, 2001 images of police, firefighters and EMS pop up. There were 25 others that paid with their lives: the flight attendants on the four planes that changed history.

Op-Ed: First responders not invited to 9/11 ceremony in NYC

New York - Almost 10 years ago two planes flew into the World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001. Those first on the scene were the police, paramedics and fire fighters. They are now told not to come a 10th anniversary event.

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Bounce Imaging develops low-cost  throwable sensors and cameras for first responders
Bounce Imaging develops low-cost, throwable sensors and cameras for first responders
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Prasad Calyam  Brittany Morago  Rengarajan Pelapur and Kannappan Palaniappan were part of a team tha...
Prasad Calyam, Brittany Morago, Rengarajan Pelapur and Kannappan Palaniappan were part of a team that developed cloud architecture for processing visual data in disaster situations.
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A New York City fireman calls for 10 more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the Wo...
A New York City fireman calls for 10 more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center.
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