Local 9/11 first responder attends signing of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

FRANKFORD, Del. – On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an act into law which authorizes the extension of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Trump was joined by more than 200 people affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including more than 60 first responders.

One of those first responders was TJ Gilmartin who lives in Delaware.

We sat down with Gilmartin on Monday to talk about the significance of this funding.

He says it’s meaningful because the extension of the fund will ensure compensation for people medically affected by the 9/11 terrorist attack and many of those affected are first responders like him.

Gilmartin said, “There are 10,000 confirmed 9/11 first responders: cops, firemen and construction workers that have confirmed by the government cancer from being at ground zero.”

Gilmartin thinks this funding is 18 years overdue, but he is glad to see it get signed.

The newly signed legislation ensures compensation for victims through the year 2090.

 

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