Names of LI first responders may be added to 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

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Plans are in place to rename the legislation that provides health care funding for 9/11 first responders.

The 2010 law is currently named after NYPD Detective James Zadroga, who died of a 9/11-related illness.

The new name would recognize FDNY firefighter Ray Pfeifer and NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez.

Both Pfeifer and Alvarez are from Long Island, died of 9/11 related cancers and fought for permanent funding of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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