Former FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer, who fought for 9/11 benefits, loses cancer battle

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Former FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer, who fought for 9/11 benefits for first responders has lost his own battle with cancer.



The Uniformed Firefighters union says his illness was 9/11 related.

Pfeifer lobbied Congress to pass the Zadroga Act. He met with dozens of lawmakers to discuss extending medical coverage for those sickened by toxins at Ground Zero.
He later accepted a key to the city for his work.

Pfeifer was 57 years old.

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