Fire Marshal Conrad Tinney: A Heroic Survivor Shares His Story

“If it wasn’t for that [WTC Health Program] monitoring, I don’t think I’d be here now.” Fire Marshal Conrad Tinney opens up about his experience battling Stage 3 lung cancer and how he stayed positive and focused on recovery. Fire Marshal Tinney’s illness was detected and diagnosed by FDNY WTC Health Program (WTCHP) clinicians during his routine monitoring and treatment visits.

Annual monitoring with the WTCHP can help you identify risk, detect illness, or begin early treatment which may enable you to manage your condition, enter remission or find a cure. If you are a member diagnosed with cancer, you are not alone and there is hope. The WTC Cancer Case Management Team can help you navigate your condition(s) with quality medical care and support services each step of the way.

Past Stories

Fire Captain Mike Mulqueen - A Heroic Survivor

Fire Captain Mike Mulqueen will tell you that “every day is a gift”. In August of 2011, at the age of 47, he experienced rectal bleeding. He credits his wife with insisting he gets this looked into. His colonoscopy revealed stage 3 colon cancer.

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Chief David Biesty - A Heroic Survivor

“It was tough getting through those treatments,” Chief Biesty remembers. “It was hard to picture that life would get better. I don’t know how I could have gotten through it without my wife, children, my entire family and my fire department family."

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