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EMS in the News

NYC paramedic says coronavirus patients brought to hospitals ‘to die’ By Carl Campanile

​FDNY Paramedic Megan Pfeiffer is assigned to Jamaica Station 50.​"We're pretty much bringing patients to the hospital to die." That's how city paramedic Megan Pfeiffer summed up the increasingly grim local coronavirus situation to The Post, while described her grueling work as a first-line emergency worker treating patients in Queens while re...
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America’s underpaid, oft-forgotten EMTs are bearing the brunt of the pandemic Sadly, front-line EMS teams are used to being forgotten by our broken for-profit healthcare system

BOB HENNELLY   MARCH 30, 2020.  9:00PM (UTC)With more cases than any other country, the United States is now the epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic. Our death toll is rapidly rising, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top epidemiologist, has said that 100,000 to 200,000 could die by the time it ends. The pandemic has sudden...
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698: The Test This American Life

​Click on the link to listen to the full episode;https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-american-life/id201671138?i=1000469910560The coronavirus has now fully arrived in the United States. This week, stories of people trying to rise to that challenge, in some pretty extreme situations.
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NYC 911 calls hit record high during coronavirus crisis

​Click on the link to watch the video: https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/nyc-911-calls-hit-record-high-during-coronavirus-crisis-81316933662Emergency services in New York City have seen unprecedented calls as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. But FDNY's Anthony Almojera tells Ali Velshi that the members of the FDNY and NYPD will still ...
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Coronavirus: FDNY EMS getting most daily calls in its history

 By Joseph Ostapiuk | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ISLAND, N.Y. -- The EMS system is regularly getting over 6,000 911 calls a day, according to FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro, an increase of over 50% compared to an average day. "The last five days have been the five busiest days for the EMS in their entire history," Nigro said at a press...
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As Emergency Calls Spike, EMS Workers Are "Barely Holding The Line"

                       By Yasmeen Khan, WNYC and Jake Offenhartz     THE GOTHAMIST        March 27, 2020 10:59 a.m. ​Paramedics and EMTs are coping with an approximate 50 perc...
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Coronavirus hits home for Daily News editor married to NYC Paramedic

By Erika Martinez       NEW YORK DAILY NEWS        MAR 27, 2020    11:44 AM Can it come back?That's the question hammering away in the back of my mind as my husband puts on his uniform and heads back to work as an FDNY paramedic this weekend — roughly 16 days after his first...
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CBS Evening News on Twitter "We're on the front lines... doing it to the point of exhaustion."

MOLA LENGHI      CBS Evening News  https://twitter.com/MolaReports@CBSEveningNewsThe crush of COVID-19 patients at an NYC hospital, where 13 died in a day, was so overwhelming Thursday that 50 additional workers were sent in to help. "We're on the frontlines...doing it to the point of exhaustion," an EMT worker tells @MolaR...
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Letter of support from NYC Council Member Robert Holden.

 NYC Council Member Robert Holden represents Queens District 30https://twitter.com/BobHoldenNYC?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://twitter.com/BobHoldenNYC?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor​
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Union reps for NYC cops, firefighters demand more COVID-19 testing

 Union reps for NYC cops, firefighters demand more COVID-19 testingBy Craig McCarthy and Carl CampanileMarch 22, 2020 | 3:32pm | Updated|| 3:32pm | Updated| UpdatedEnlarge Image Ninety-eight NYPD officers and other employees and 17 Fire Department/Emergency Medical Service personnel have tested positive for COVID-19.The leaders of the unions e...
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FDNY issues order pulling back firefighters from calls describing coronavirus symptoms; says it is prioritizing responses

​By GINGER ADAMS OTIS and CATHY BURKENEW YORK DAILY NEWS |MAR 07, 2020 | 2:57 PMThe FDNY is pulling firefighters from answering medical calls that describe symptoms associated with coronavirus, the Daily News has learned.  A department order issued Friday says 911 calls for asthma attacks, fever, coughs and difficult breathing will be han...
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