It is with great relief that we were notified of the passing of the Permanent Zadroga Act within the Omnibus Spending Bill recently. Although it looked bleak at times the IAFF, NYSPFFA, FDNY, John Stewart, many members of Congress, and countless others fought hard to extend this bill indefinitely for our brothers and sisters who responded on 9/11. Now we can be assured our brothers and sisters who displayed extreme bravery on that fateful day will be given the assistance they need and deserve if they become ill due to the toxic conditions they were exposed to.