NEW YORK (WABC) -- Two more members of the FDNY have died of 9/11-related illnesses, bringing the total of FDNY members lost since 9/11 to 343.
The number of FDNY lives lost from illnesses since 9/11 now matches the death toll from the day the Twin Towers fell.
EMT Hilda Vanetta and retired firefighter Robert Fulco are the 342nd and 343rd FDNY members to die from 9/11-related illnesses.
"With these deaths, we have reached a somber, remarkable milestone. We have now suffered the same number of deaths post September 11th as we experienced that day when the north and south towers fell. Our hearts break for the families of these members, and all who love them," FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh wrote in a post online.
This September marked 22 years since the terror attacks on 9/11.