Did they go to ground zero?
Remember the kid the left kept trotting out for Bush appearances? His father was a “first responder” who spent minimal time at ground zero and was a heavy smoker.
The left screamed that nothing was being done for the guy. The fact is that the guy was on a waiting list for a lung transplant meaning nothing short of killing someone and giving him the lung could be done.
You will find that most of the NYPD Fire Department and Police Department live on LI and they are also part of the volunteer Fire Departments where they live.