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The New York City Fire Department's James Gordon Bennett Medal was established in 1869 and features an image of Neptune (left) wading ashore. It will be renamed the Chief of Department Peter J. Ganci, Jr. Medal. New York Daily News Archive/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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New York City Fire Department paramedic Elizabeth Bonilla (center) wears personal protective equipment after an emergency call in April in the Bronx borough of New York City. Bonilla is suing the city for allegedly retaliating against her and other EMS workers who spoke to the news media about responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Erika Starke, left, is comforted by her son, Michael Haub, as they attend a second funeral service for New York Fire Department firefighter Michael Haub, in Franklin Square, N.Y. The New York City medical examiner identified more of his remains recovered at ground zero. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP hide caption

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Firefighter Laid To Rest 18 Years After Sept. 11 Attacks

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Jesse Hernandez, shown in a handout photo from the Los Angeles Fire Department, spent more than 12 hours in the city's sewer pipes. Hernandez family/LAFD hide caption

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