First Responder Greg Quibell Dies of 9/11 Illness

9/11 First Responder and star of “SAVE THE BRAVE” Greg Quibell lost his fight with the illness he contracted while trying to save lives at Ground Zero nearly 7 years ago.

On 9/11/01, as many as 100,000 brave men and women like Mr. Quibell were exposed to a toxic mixture of pulverized glass and concrete, asbestos, lead, and burning jet fuel. The exposure was made that much worse by the EPA’s announcement that the environment was safe. Doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City estimate that 70% of the firefighters, police officers, emergency medical crews, construction workers, utility workers and volunteers suffered lung and other serious health problems.

Nearly 7 years later, most of us have moved on with our lives. These men and women, however, are reminded every day. Not only is there no guaranteed long term comprehensive medical treatment program but the Bush administration consistently has delayed and cold-heartedly blocked efforts and cut funding for Sept. 11-related health care.

Please join us by holding Mr. Quibell’s family and friends in your hearts – and take just a few moments of your time to let the people who represent YOU in Washington know that you haven’t forgotten the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans. Tell them that something needs to be done by them, in YOUR NAME, to help the 9/11 First Responders NOW.

From The Fealgood Foundation –



August 27, 2008—New York, NY– Greg Quibell died tonight in Long Island, NY. Quibell stars in the documentary SAVE THE BRAVE, which premieres tomorrow night, Thursday August 28, 2008 at the Bellmore Theater, located at 222 Pettit Ave in Bellmore, Long Island, NY. At 7 pm. The premiere is dedicated to Quibell.

“We have lost another champion, another hero. Greg fought to the end and delivered a clear message to Congress”, comments Fealgood Foundation President, John Feal, “the Members of Congress cannot understand what these men and women are experiencing. Not only are those who served at Ground Zero suffering, sick and dying but families are devastated, putting children’s futures at risk. These heroes must have an America which takes care of, instead of forgets, its heroes. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Bill must be passed when Congress returns from recess so that this national disgrace can finally come to an end”.

The documentary focuses on four responders and what’s happened to them since their service as responders at Ground Zero following the attacks. FDNY Chief Jim Riches, Corrections officer Greg Quibell, EMS Charlie Giles and FDNY member John McNamara all share the intimate details of their Ground Zero experiences and consequences. In addition to sickness one couple in the film loses their home and now we suffer the loss of  Greg Quibell.

Members of Congress can expect to receive SAVE THE BRAVE, the DVD when they return from recess. Glen Klein, a Fealgood Foundation board member states, “we are going to put the honest truth about Ground Zero’s suffering heroes in their faces and hope that decency will prevail and they finally pass this legislation before another September 11th passes. All of us are wondering about cancers and other diseases that are showing up five, six, seven years later, what will our families face in the future”, concludes former ESU member of the NYPD, Klein.

9/11 family members Rosemary Cain, Bruce DeCell and Monica Iken speak out urging Congress to pass the legislation immediately. The movie was directed and produced by 9/11 Chaplain Rev. Bill Minson with Robert Agriopoulos Videos.

Congressman Jerrold Nadler who authored the legislation with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney appears in the documentary with colleagues Congressman Tim Bishop and Congresswoman Diane Watson of California who held a Congressional briefing in support of 9/11 responders two years ago.

For additional information please contact John Feal at 516-901-7427

  1. Keith L

    Greg Quibell was a great guy to know. Even though I only knew him a short time, he was friendly,funny & an all around nice guy to know. He was one of those special people that even though they pass through our lives, they leave a lasting mark on it. Greg was one of these people. He left a mark in my life & an empty spot in my soul.He is sorely missed by not only myself but a lot of others. I know he has gone on to something better & no longer suffers from the illness that took him.

  2. Lynne Gallaudet Dolan

    I’ve known Greg all my life. He was funny and full of life. When I saw him in March at North Shore Hospital, we talked & laughed reminsing about days gone by for about an hour. Qunipet, MYF, plays, music and Beau. My deepest sympathies to Mrs Q and the families.

  3. no planes hit the WTC before it was zapped with HAARP.

  4. Jill

    I dont know what I can do to help raise awareness. The 7th anniversary has come & gone. I feel as though 9-11-01 is becoming ‘less remembered’ each year. The brave men & women who responded that day are talked about less & less. The innocent residents & people on the street are rarely talked about at all. I watched 102 Minutes that Changed America on the History Channel the other night. I watched with a heavy heart and a tear in my eye. I want to help- I cant believe the sick & dying are not talked about more. America can raise millions of dollars for things- Why isnt this one of them??? Why arent we seeing this on TV? It saddens me.

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