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Firefighters’ Newsletter

Catch up on the Barasch & McGarry quarterly Firefighters’ Newsletter where we feature the latest in fire law education, 9/11 updates, and community news.

Downloadable newsletters:

  • Vol. 94 – Know Your Rights! Special Law Exists to Protect Injured Firefighters; Mike Barasch Joins the Board of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network; Accident vs. Incident: Filling Out a CD-72 The Right Way; Barasch & McGarry’s Bridget Gormley Receives Humanitarian Award; If You Are Going Through a Divorce, It’s Always a Good Idea to Consult with a Family Law Attorney; Barasch & McGarry Participates in Tunnel to Towers Climb
  • Vol. 91 – Firefighter Permanently Disabled in Arson Fire Recovers $2 Million From Negligent Landowner; Proud to Support Friends of Firefighters; I Have a WTC “Certified” Condition—Should I Apply for Pension Reclassification?; Sudden Wealth by John Gleeson, Financial Advisor; Don’t Let Another Year Go By Without a Will
  • Vol. 89 – The July 29th Deadline is Approaching; Mike Barasch Joins the Board of Friends of Firefighters; Cardinal Timothy Dolan honors Barasch & McGarry; FDNY Members: Are you Prepared? Financial Planning Makes a World of Difference; Motorcyclist – Know Your Rights; Getting the Picture: Make Smart Use of Your Smart Phone at an Accident Scene; Do the Right Thing for Your Family
  • Vol. 87 – The Clock is Ticking for 9/11 Victims; Preparing a CD-72 The Right Way; I Have No 9/11 Conditions: Is There Anything I Should Do Now?; Putting a Face to a Voice; Using Zoom to Remotely Execute Free Wills and Health Care Proxies for Our Clients; Recent Settlements For Injured Firefighters
  • Vol. 85 – Direct or Indirect: That is the Question; 2020 New Years Resolutions: Prioritize Your Health and Peace of Mind; Barasch & McGarry Blows Whistle on Corrupt Attorney Who Stole $1 Million From 9/11 Disabled Cop; Cancer and the 9/11 Community; Can You Hear Me Now?
  • Vol. 84 – Spread the Word: Deadline!; How Safe is Your Firehouse?; 2020 WTC Memorial Wall Ceremony; Understanding Victim Compensation Fund Award Determinations; ; Your ABCD Calendar is Here
  • Vol. 83 – Congratulations Andy Ansbro!; Barasch & McGarry Continues to Give Back; Special Protections Afforded to Injured Firefighters & Their Families; Protecting Your Loved Ones – The Essential Checklist; Where There’s a Will There’s a Way; The Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act; Your ABCD Calendar is Here
  • Vol. 82 – Barasch & McGarry Gives Back; The Worst Seat in the House; Getting a Free Will During the Pandemic; May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month; Your ABCD Calendar is Here
  • Vol. 81 – Breaking News: Critical New Victim Compensation Fund Deadline; Demystifying the Pension Boards; The Elevator Safety Act; In Memoriam – Dennis Cotter and Liana Rivera; Free Wills Available for Active and Retired Members; Download the Barasch & McGarry Free App
  • Vol. 79 – Year in Review; Preparing a CD-72 The Right Way; Spotlight on Drunk Driving; Rave Reviews For Our Group Chart App; Happy Holidays From All Of Us At Barasch & McGarry
  • Vol. 78 – A Call to Action: What Retired Firefighters Must Do Now to Protect Their Rights; Probie Rob Tilearcio Follows in His Father’s Footsteps; Would You Drive the Length of a Football Field With Your Eyes Closed?; Pension Reclassification; Hey Senior Members; Hey Probies
  • Vol. 77 – Mission Accomplished!; What are You Waiting For?; The Opioid Epidemic; I’m Blissfully Single, Do I Still Need a Will?
  • Vol. 76 – We Fight For You Everywhere; Understanding the Heart Bill; Social Media Safety; Free Simple Wills For You And Your Spouse
  • Vol. 75 – BREAKING NEWS: VCF Cuts Future Awards Due to Unforseeen Spikes in Cancer and Death Claims; Recent Settlements; A Pothole Can Cost You Your Career; How to Write a Will That Won’t Start a War; Barasch & McGarry Firefighter / EMS Group Chart App Updates
  • Vol. 74 – Barasch McGarry’s — FREE — Firefighter / EMS Group Chart App; Many Firefighters Hired After 9/11 (but before May 2002) are Entitled to Health Benefits Under the 9/11 Zadroga Health and Compensation Act; The Importance of Hoods and Gear Bags; The Death Gamble Revisited — Different Than Pension Options; First Responders Who Succumb to 9/11 Illnesses to Receive Presidential Medal of Valor; Free Wills
  • Vol. 73 – Barasch McGarry Free Group Chart App Now Available; Barasch & McGarry Lawyers Volunteer to Help Victims of Clergy Abuse; Barasch McGarry Wins Justice for Retired Firefighters; Must Read: New Auto Insurance Law Protects Injured Firefighters; You Still Don’t Have a Will?!?
  • Vol. 72 – We are Not the UFA’s Attorneys – We are Your Attorneys; Preparing a CD-72 the Right Way; 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Update: $3.3 Billion Awarded to Date; Know Your Rights When Flying; Fighting for a Safe Workplace for All Firefighters
  • Vol. 71 – Recent Settlements for Injured Firefighters; 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and Medical Monitoring Program are Actively Helping 9/11 Victims; How New York Law Protects Firefighters Injured in the Line of Duty; Should I Choose a Pension Option?; Your Will Won’t Sign Itself
  • Vol. 69 – Pension Reclassification Article-Part 2; Do the Right Thing for Your family; Meet 2 of Your Lawyers
  • Vol. 68 – What are My Pension Rights if I Get Sick After I Retire?; 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Issues its Annual Status Report; Traffic Deaths Skyrocket for Two Years in a Row; How America Gets Hurt – State by State
  • Vol. 67 – Injured Firefighters Permitted to Sue City of New York; CD-72 Advice: Remember the Code Word “Mice”; Lender Cheated 9/11 Heroes & Brain-Injury NLFers: Suite; We’ve Got Your Back: Understanding MRI’s of the Spine; What New Firefighters Should Know About Line of Duty Injuries
  • Vol. 66 – Victim Compensation Fund Extends the Eligibility Deadline for WTC-related Cancers; “Distracted Driving” Legislation; News About the New Law That Permits 9/11 Victims to Sue Saudi Arabia; Stay Warm Hats; Disability Pensions 101; Getting the Picture; Where There’s a Will, There’s Your Way
  • Vol. 65 – Injured Firefighters: Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot; 9/11 Victims Do Not Wave Their Future Legal Rights When They Get an Award From the Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund; Free Wills for Active and Retired Firefighters
  • Vol. 64 – What They Don’t Teach You In Probie School; Firefighters Make the Best Husbands; Where There’s a Will, There’s Your Way
  • Vol. 63 – Barasch & McGarry Law Letter
  • Vol. 62 – THE “FIREFIGHTER’S RULE”: R.I.P.
  • Vol. 61 – Barasch & McGarry wins landmark victory for firefighter injured while rescuing reckless automobile driver.
  • Vol. 60 – UFA and UFOA Delegate Convention Round Up.  New KME Rigs get a “Thumbs down” for safety improperly placed handles pose risk of crush injuries to Firefighters.
  • Vol. 59 – Don’t lose your house, your future income, or your pension benefits.  Protect yourself in the event of a serious auto accident.
  • Vol. 58 – Justice for victim of boulevard of death.
  • Vol. 57 – What are your injuries worth?  Injured Firefighters Deserve Financial Security.
  • Vol. 56 – Cancer rates soar in the wake of 9/11.  Firefighters who ride motorcycles risk losing $2 million pensions.
  • Vol. 55 – Congratulations to all new Firefighters.
  • Vol. 54 – What are your injuries worth?  Accident Victims Deserve Financial Security.
  • Vol. 53 – 9/11 Fund Compensation: Strict Deadline Approaching
  • Vol. 52 – Barasch & McGarry proud to support all firefighters whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy
  • Vol. 51 – Congress threatens to cut funding for WTC program
  • Vol. 50 – After A Hard Fought Battle, 50 Cancers Likely to be Covered Under the WTC Zadroga Act
  • Vol. 46 – This document contains important information about Firefighter Rights.
  • Vol. 45 – The Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. Making sure no firefighters slip through the cracks.
  • Vol. 43 – Firefighters’ Rights Recent settlements.
  • Vol. 42 – What’s My Personal-Injury Case Worth (Part III)?
  • Vol. 41 – What’s My Personal-Injury Case Worth (Part II)? How much money should I expect?
  • Vol. 40 – Skimping on auto insurance can cost you your home.
  • Vol. 39 – How much is your personal injury case worth?  Factors that affect the value of your case.
  • Vol. 38 – From Anonymous Firefighters “We are great at taking care of other people…we just suck at taking care of ourselves”
  • Vol. 37 – Know your legal rights both on duty and off duty.
  • Vol. 36 – Ex-wife claims one million dollars from Firefighter’s estate.
  • Vol. 34 – From heroes to zeros, no respect for NYC’s bravest
  • Vol. 33 – Who says you can’t fight city hall?
  • Vol. 32 – How to make a grown lawyer cry.
  • Vol. 31 – Barasch & McGarry Proud Supporter of Denis Leary Foundation. + Ashes to Ashes, Dust to
    Dust: Sept. 11th Lives On.

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