FDNY fire medical officer, retired EMT die of 9/11 illnesses

Dr. Sabina Ostolski served for four years; Steven Thorsen served for 27 years


By Leila Merrill

NEW YORK — The FDNY has suffered two 9/11-related deaths in recent days.

Retired EMT Steven Thorsen, who served at Station 23, died Sunday from a World Trade Center-related illness, according to the FDNY Family Assistance Unit. Thorsen served the FDNY for 27 years.

Fire Medical Officer Dr. Sabina Ostolski, who was with the Bureau of Health Services, died of a WTC illness on June 10, the unit said. Ostolski served with the FDNY for four years. On Sept. 11, 2001, she was working as a physician at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

 

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