“When I saw that the 911 caller was only 12 years old, my heart sank. I knew this was serious. When we got there, the daughter was crying but we could tell that she had confidence in us. She knew that we were there to help. On that day, there were so many heroes, from Fire, EMTs and Paramedics, to the little girl and her mom, we were all in it together. We were going to do everything we could to save his life.” – FDNY Paramedic Ryan Rose from Station 46 in Queens, who along w...
Today, May 16, FDNY members and other Muddy Angels participating in the Capital-to-Capital ride, a 15-day cycling adventure and mental health campaign that started in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 7, arrived in New York City to join the 2016 National EMS Memorial Bike Ride for National EMS Week. A Memorial Mass was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral to honor our fallen EMS brothers and sisters, before participants biked to FDNY EMS Station 4 for a luncheon. The Ride will continue to Washington, D.C. as participants memorialize and celebrate the lives of those EMS members who serve, those who have become sick or injured while performing their duties, and those who have died in the line of duty.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Empire State Building, in partnership with the FDNY, is illuminated in yellow, white and blue with a red and white halo tonight in celebration of National EMS Week 2016. EMS Week is an annual week-long series of events designed to promote public safety among all New Yorkers, attract potential EMS recruits and celebrate the life-saving efforts of more than 4,000 members of FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service.
We had a great time hosting the second annual citywide #FDNYOpenHouse event! More than 200 Firehouses and EMS Stations opened their doors to the public, offering tours, demonstrations and more. See more photos at http://ow.ly/nY5p300cjAw [Flickr]
#FDNYOpenHouse is here! New Yorkers can meet the Firefighters, Paramedics and EMTs who help keep the community safe TODAY, May 14! Stop by to take a tour, view demonstrations, learn fire and life safety tips, explore FDNY careers and more! Sessions are 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Find your FDNY Open House by visiting http://bit.ly/FDNYOpenHouse16