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EMS in the News

Council backs effort to boost emergency worker pay May 30, 2020

​By David Brand                                  QUEENS Daily Eagle Councilmember I. Daneek Miller's mission to boost pay for emergency workers received the support of his colleagues Thursday, when the city council passed a resolution calling on New York City to cl...
​By Michael Anthony Adams, Joe Hill, Roberto Daza, and Ani Ucar     VICE      May 15 2020, 1:26pm ​DETROIT – Not long after midnight, another call came in. Kelly Hornik heard the radio chirp and looked down at the laptop next to her in the ambulance as she was driving. The screen glowed red. "Emergency pendin...
​During a video testimony to the U.S. House's coronavirus committee, FDNY EMT Diana Wilson said the government had failed first respondersBy Laura French     EMS1                                                 ...
​By SHANT SHAHRIGIAN   NEW YORK DAILY NEWS     MAY 19, 2020 Four members of the New York Fire Department's EMS bureau who lost their lives to COVID-19 — as well as the Colorado paramedic who died after coming to the Big Apple to help — were honored as part of EMS week by Mayor de Blasio."We've lost them and we need to honor...
​By Jessica Wade World-Herald staff writer          Omaha World-Herald                           May 17, 2020  New Yorkers opened their windows, banged their pots and pans together and shouted their thanks to the first responders on the street below....
​By THOMAS TRACY   NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |MAY 16, 2020 | 6:31 PM Gratitude poured in from around the world as New York EMS crews answered a record number of calls for help during the coronavirus pandemic. But because of the nature of the public health crisis that made FDNY EMS crews a symbol of New Yorkers' perseverance, city plans to ...
​BY OLIVIA B. WAXMAN                     TIMEMAY 15, 2020 12:00 PM EDTSunday marks the beginning of EMS Week, an annual time to recognize the life-saving efforts of emergency medical services personnel. While celebratory events won't take place in person this year, EMS personnel are getting mor...
KEN BUFFA   NBCNEWYORK.COM   MAY 15, 2020 Click the link to watch the video: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/fdny-captain-leaves-hospital-after-44-days-2/2419720/ FDNY Paramedic Captain Hugo Sosa spent 44 days fighting for his life in the hospital battling Covid-19. But now Hugo Sosa has left White Plai...
​By Brian J Maguire, Dr.PH, MSA, EMT-P, Scot Phelps, JD, MPH, Paul Maniscalco, PhD(c), MPA, MS, EMT/P, LP, Daniel R. Gerard, MS, RN, Andy Gienapp, NRP, Kathleen A. Handal, MD and Barbara J. O'Neill, PhD, RN | 5.14.20  Preparing the 'Far Forward' Front Lines for the Second COVID-19 Wave​​​An effective paramedicine system operates at the interse...
​By BRITTANY KRIEGSTEIN and LARRY MCSHANE  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |MAY 11, 2020 | 12:01 AM COVID-19 war-weary paramedics Kim Benson and Chris Feliciano lived through hell. Now the EMS instructors wonder if it was all just a "rough drill" for the worst yet to come. "Not really scared, just apprehensive," Benson told the Daily News about ...
 Ron Slagell  Published 11:00 p.m. ET May 10, 2020     The Detroit News ​It's no secret that the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic are the health care professionals, risking their own well-being to help those who are suffering. This includes doctors, nurses and EMS professionals, who are often overlooked. At a time ...