The FDNY IS taking a bite out of cancer.
Scores of hungry firefighters, EMTs, 911 dispatchers and friends and family descended on FDNY headquarters Tuesday to participate in a feast that highlighted the department’s ongoing fight against cancer.
The “Cook Off For Cancer” at Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center promoted healthy eating to combat the potentially deadly disease.
Currently, more than 1,000 active and retired FDNY members are battling a 9/11-related cancer, department officials said. That’s already on top of the 169 FDNY first responders who have already died of a cancer that can be directly linked to their time at Ground Zero.