Search - Easy Blog
Search Calendar
Search - Articles
Search - Documents
Search - Categories
Search - Contacts
Search - Content
Search - News Feeds
plg_search_contactenhanced

EMS in the News

FDNY EMS gets over 7,000 calls in one day amid COVID-19 pandemic

 Ed Henry  America's Newsroom @AmericaNewsroom  Fox News  Mar. 31, 2020   Click on link to view video: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6146014109001#sp=show-clipsEd Henry  @AmericaNewsroom Anthony Almojera @AnthonyAlmojera 
  204 Hits
  0 Comments
204 Hits
0 Comments

NYC paramedics overwhelmed by coronavirus cases: "We've had 9/11-type calls for eight days"

 By David Begnaud cbsnews.com/team/david-beg…  CBS This Morning March 31, 2020  Click on the link to watch the video: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-pandemic-nyc-ems-first-responders-overwhelmed-covid-19-nyu-langone-hospital/A video taken outside of NYU Langone Hospital in lower Manhattan shows nine ambulance...
Continue reading
  373 Hits
  0 Comments
373 Hits
0 Comments

EMS on the front lines dealing with 'madness,' sleeping in their cars to avoid infecting their families

The FDNY said that about 20% of members were out sick with symptoms of COVID-19.By  Eva Pilgrim, Katie O'Brien, Josh Margolin and Enjoli Francis   March 31, 2020,  9:27 PM  8 min read Click on link to view video:  https://abcnews.go.com/Health/ems-front-lines-dealing-madness-sleeping-...
Continue reading
  55 Hits
  0 Comments
55 Hits
0 Comments

Paramedic: Job brought me to tears for first time in 17 years

 Source: Poppy Harlow @poppyharlowcnn CNN Health March 30 2020 Click the link to watch video: https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/03/30/new-york-paramedic-coronavirus-covid-19-emotions-nr-vpx.cnnYou had to witness something that brought you to tears for the first time in your 17 years, and you've seen alot.  "Yeah, all Parame...
Continue reading
  67 Hits
  0 Comments
67 Hits
0 Comments

CNN LIVE - 911 CALLS SKYROCKET NEARLY 50% IN NYC AMID CORONAVIRUS

CNN  Erin Burnett   Out Front   March 30 2020   https://www.cnn.com/shows/erin-burnett-out-front Click link to watch video:  https://vimeo.com/402383637/ef7e12fbce"It's really tough out there.  An average day was 4000 calls a day.  Maybe in the summer we would peak at around 5,000 cal...
Continue reading
  127 Hits
  0 Comments
127 Hits
0 Comments

Treasury secretary says first responders could receive COVID-19 hazard pay

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said a fourth stimulus package could include hazard pay for those on the front lines of the crisisBy Laura French   https://www.firerescue1.com/   Today at 1:24 PM WASHINGTON — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that hazard pay for first responders could be included in futu...
Continue reading
  175 Hits
  0 Comments
175 Hits
0 Comments

RT International - Coronavirus outbreak in New York Mar 30, 2020

Click on link to watch the videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKv7jB_z068  Click on link to watch the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKv7jB_z068RT Producers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKv7jB_z068
  177 Hits
  0 Comments
177 Hits
0 Comments

NYC’s pregnant EMTs have to show up for work or lose personal time off during coronavirus crisis

By Ginger Adams Otis   NEW YORK DAILY NEWS     MAR 30, 2020     4:09 AM  Pregnant city workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are still showing up for work — but in many cases it's because they have no other option, the Daily News has learned.In the Fire Department's EMS bureau ...
Continue reading
  1162 Hits
  0 Comments
1162 Hits
0 Comments

CDC emite aviso de viaje en Nueva York, Nueva Jersey y Connecticut para evitar la propagación del coronavirus

 Travel advisory issued in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to prevent coronavirus infectionsBY Maggy Carranza Univision  March 29 2020  https://www.univision.com/temas/peggy-carranza Click on the link to watch the video:https://www.univision.com/shows/noticiero-univision/cdc-emite-aviso-de-viaje-en-nueva-york-nue...
Continue reading
  151 Hits
  0 Comments
151 Hits
0 Comments

New York's paramedics unable to answer emergency calls as 20% of service ill, most with COVID-19

   BY Scot Paltrow  Reuters   March 28, 2020     8:02 AM EDT  Officials are saying the EMS is breaking nearly every record with the coronavirus pandemicThe coronavirus outbreak sweeping through New York City has pushed its ambulance service close to the breaking point, with hundreds of personne...
Continue reading
  10 Hits
  0 Comments
10 Hits
0 Comments

NYC first responders sleeping in cars for fear of infecting families, union says

 BY Alicia Victoria Lozano   NBC   March 28, 2020 NYC first responders sleeping in cars for fear of infecting families, union saysMembers of the New York City Fire Department Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, also known as the FDNY EMS, are forced to sleep in their cars for fear of infecting their loves ones, ...
Continue reading
  20 Hits
  0 Comments
20 Hits
0 Comments

‘War Zone’: Ambulances in N.Y.C. Are Now as Busy as on Sept. 11

 BY ALI WATKINS    NEW YORK TIMES   March 28, 2020  Updated 5:17 p.m. ET With coronavirus cases mounting, emergency workers are making life-or-death decisions about who goes to a hospital, and who is left behind.The first of many calls that night involved a 24-year-old man who had a fever, body aches and a cough t...
Continue reading
  2375 Hits
  0 Comments
2375 Hits
0 Comments

FDNY COVID-19 SYMPTOM CHECK LINK

​https://survey.fdnycloud.org/covid19/login
  30 Hits
  0 Comments
30 Hits
0 Comments

FDNY sees highest call volume since 9/11

 Union leaders said the COVID-19 crisis has driven 911 calls up by 40% while staff is decreasing as department members test positiveBy Laura French  NEW YORK — Union leaders representing FDNY firefighters and EMS personnel say the department is responding to its highest number of calls since 9/11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Uniformed EMT...
Continue reading
  124 Hits
  0 Comments
124 Hits
0 Comments

First responders need protection: Let’s not repeat the mistake of 9/11 as we fight coronavirus

 By ANDREW GOUNARDES      NEW YORK DAILY NEWS        MAR 25, 2020 5:00 AM New York City is at the heart of the coronavirus crisis. Each day, we see the grim tally as hospitalizations and deaths rise. To beat this pandemic, our city is relying on health-care workers, first responders and public ...
Continue reading
  475 Hits
  0 Comments
475 Hits
0 Comments

Mother of hospitalized paramedic calls for more protection for first responders

 By: Cristian Benavides     PIX11 NEWS   March 25, 2020 Click on the link below to watch the video:​https://www.pix11.com/news/coronavirus/mother-of-hospitalized-paramedic-calls-for-more-protection-for-first-respondersNEW YORK — The mother of a paramedic hospitalized in an intensive care unit with coronavirus pushed fo...
Continue reading
  223 Hits
  0 Comments
223 Hits
0 Comments

'First line of defense' EMTs worried they're running out of masks as virus outbreak continues

​By: Joe Mauceri     PIX11 NEWS      Mar 24, 2020 Click on the link below to watch the video:​https://www.pix11.com/news/coronavirus/first-line-of-defense-emts-worried-theyre-running-out-of-masks-as-virus-outbreak-continuesNEW YORK — While hospitals are quickly running out of protective equipment, so are first res...
Continue reading
  304 Hits
  0 Comments
304 Hits
0 Comments

Merck Donates a Half a Million Masks to Support COVID-19 Emergency Response in New York City

 Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:52 am EDT​KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to the calls for personal protective equipment for healthcare workers and other front-line responders battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada, today announced it has provided a half a million (5...
Continue reading
  191 Hits
  0 Comments
191 Hits
0 Comments

EMS Unions Hit Equipment Shortages, Order to Work If Not 'Symptomatic'

By BOB HENNELLY     THE CHIEF LEADER     March  24, 2020   Emergency Medical Service union officials are speaking out against what they claim is a dangerous loosening of the occupational-safety standards for their members in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.They cite a shortage of personal protectiv...
Continue reading
  775 Hits
  0 Comments
775 Hits
0 Comments

Pornhub gives NYC coronavirus workers 50K masks — and free porn

By Noah Manskar    New York Post     March 24, 2020  Pornhub's stars may not always use protection, but it wants to help first responders get some during the coronavirus crisis.The smut-streaming giant has donated 50,000 surgical masks to New York City-area workers on the front lines of the pandemic while ope...
Continue reading
  39 Hits
  0 Comments
39 Hits
0 Comments

Concern for New York’s firefighters, EMTs grows as outbreak soars across city

By Todd Maisel   March 24, 2020  As the number of people being diagnosed with COVID-19 accelerates in New York City, first responders are using even greater caution as they work to help the sick while trying to protect themselves from infection.  Union leaders representing emergency medical personnel say not enough is ...
Continue reading
  437 Hits
  1 Comment
437 Hits
1 Comment

Coronavirus burden on NYC EMS increases as number of COVID-19 positive cases in FDNY jumps to 46

 By GINGER ADAMS OTIS  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS    MAR 23, 2020  7:30 PM  Nearly 50 FDNY members have tested positive for coronavirus, the department told the Daily News Monday — a sharp increase from last week's numbers that comes amid an uptick in citywide 911 medical calls.  The Fire Department s...
Continue reading
  220 Hits
  0 Comments
220 Hits
0 Comments

DOE "Enrichment Centers" Open As City Scrambles To Care For Kids Of Emergency Workers

 BY JESSICA GOULD  WNYC   MARCH 23, 2020 9:02 A.M. Monday marks the beginning of a new era for New York City public schools, as the Department of Education officially begins the transition to e-learning for more than one million students, and opens "Regional Enrichment Centers" to care for the children of essential workers. ...
Continue reading
  78 Hits
  0 Comments
78 Hits
0 Comments

NYC first responders resent lack of coronavirus equipment

 By Susan Edelman and Tina Moore                                                    March 21, 2020  FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro issued an internal video telling firefighters and EMS to report to work ev...
Continue reading
  266 Hits
  0 Comments
266 Hits
0 Comments

EMS workers expected to keep working after coronavirus exposure

 By Sonia Moghe, CNN  Updated 11:52 AM ET, Sat March 21, 2020 (CNN)Earlier this week, Christell Cadet was a healthy 34-year-old working as a paramedic in New York City. On Tuesday, she started having shortness of breath. By Wednesday, her symptoms were so severe she had to be hospitalized.  Cadet spoke to CNN through labore...
Continue reading
  356 Hits
  0 Comments
356 Hits
0 Comments

EMS Unions Waiting on Provision Of Equipment to Fully Cover Faces

​By BOB HENNELLY                                                                 MARCH 20, 2020 Unions representing Emergency Medical Service workers March 17 gained assurances from the...
Continue reading
  327 Hits
  0 Comments
327 Hits
0 Comments

Fiscal Year 2021 NYC Council Preliminary Budget Hearing

Committee on Fire and Emergency ManagementClick the link to see the hearinghttps://councilnyc.viebit.com/player.php?hash=dvFgz6TvuWlK
  144 Hits
  0 Comments
144 Hits
0 Comments

Last Week One Paramedic Was Infected. Now Over 150 Are in Quarantine.

New York City's ambulance crews, which are stretched thin, have been told to work even if exposed to the coronavirus — as long as they are asymptomatic.​ March 20, 2020                                                  &n...
Continue reading
  275 Hits
  0 Comments
275 Hits
0 Comments

EMS Unions: Limiting Firefighters’ Exposure to Virus Makes Pay Case. Too Valuable to Be Paid $35G Less?

By BOB HENNELLY                                                                         March 10, 2020While firefighter-union leaders called the FDNY decision to ord...
Continue reading
  412 Hits
  0 Comments
412 Hits
0 Comments

Mario Bastidas Memorial Bike Ride Saturday June 27 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

For more information about this event, and to register click the link below: https://www.accelevents.com/e/gladesLieutenant Mario Bastidas { Super Mario} began his career as an EMT at NYC EMS in 1989. Mario excelled in his career at EMS due to the empathy, kindness, generosity, and nurturing attitude he demonstrated towards his patients, ...
Continue reading
  204 Hits
  0 Comments
204 Hits
0 Comments

FDNY firefighters won’t be dispatched to potential coronavirus cases

By Susan Edelman and Melissa Klein March 7, 2020 | 5:18pm https://nypost.com/2020/03/07/fdny-firefighters-banned-from-responding-to-potential-coronavirus-cases/They're not the Bravest when it comes to the coronavirus.  The FDNY won't dispatch its firefighters to potential coronavirus patients, leaving its paramedics and EMTs to ...
Continue reading
  66 Hits
  0 Comments
66 Hits
0 Comments

EMS unions threaten to sue for gender-and-race wage discrimination

Members of the FDNY Emergency Medical Services unit stand outside the One World Financial Center building after a suspicious white powder substance was found in envelopes in the mailroom of the Wall Street Journal in in New York January 21, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES)​By Nelson A. King​ Posted on March 05, 2020 Caribbean Life&nb...
Continue reading
  264 Hits
  0 Comments
264 Hits
0 Comments

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro ‘hopes’ for raises for emergency medical service

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro speaks during the plaque dedication ceremony to honor Firefighter Steven Pollard at Engine 257/Ladder 170 on Rockaway Boulevard in Canarsie, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Jeff Bachner/for New York Daily News)NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |   MAR 03, 2020 | 7:18 PM   By SHANT SHAHRIGIANFDNY Commissioner  D...
Continue reading
  345 Hits
  0 Comments
345 Hits
0 Comments

Pay EMTs What They Deserve: End the indefensible disparities between these and other first responders

      By ADRIENNE ADAMS and JUSTIN BRANNAN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |FEB 22, 2020 |   Among their many responsibilities, New York City's uniformed first responders rescue people in perilous, life-threatening situations while maintaining public order. The work of New York City police officers, firefighters and emergency...
Continue reading
  427 Hits
  0 Comments
427 Hits
0 Comments