NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The FDNY has expanded its “World Trade Center Memorial Wall” as the number of department members who have died of 9/11-related illnesses continues to increase.
The department will add 27 names to the wall during a virtual ceremony set to stream on its Facebook page at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The wall at the FDNY's headquarters in Brooklyn honors FDNY firefighters, paramedics and EMTs who have died of 9/11-related illnesses.
department increased the size of the wall ahead of Wednesday’s ceremony, the Daily News reported.
As of Tuesday, more than 226 FDNY members had succumbed to illnesses related to their efforts on Sept. 11 and in its aftermath, including cancer, the department said. Three hundred and forty-three FDNY members were killed responding to the attacks.