The FDNY Foundation is proud to join the FDNY to announce the Department’s first ever magazine highlighting the incredible work done by the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and EMS Officers.
FDNY PROEMS is being published by the FDNY Foundation and focuses on the medical training, dedication and preparedness of the Department’s EMS members.
The magazine is being released as the FDNY Foundation and the FDNY celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Department’s quarterly magazine, WNYF (With New York Firefighters), also published by the FDNY Foundation. WNYF was created with the goal of focusing on the training of the Department’s Firefighters and was originally designed to introduce new and efficient training methods to FDNY personnel. Since that time, WNYF has improved the safety of FDNY members and has provided documentation for many of the Department’s milestone moments, both difficult and impressive.
This year, the FDNY celebrates the 20th anniversary of the merger between the Health and Hospitals Corporation Emergency Medical Service and the Fire Department of New York. The two groups officially merged on March 17, 1996, making the FDNY the largest department-based provider of emergency medical care in the country.
“Two decades ago, FDNY was transformed from a workforce almost solely dedicated to fighting fires to an agency responsible for providing emergency medical response 24 hours a day to New Yorkers,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. “Today, our members respond to more than 1.6 million medical emergencies per year and we are long overdue for a publication that addresses the outstanding pre-hospital care our EMTs, Paramedics and Firefighters provide our City.”
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“We are so proud to publish a magazine that highlights work of the thousands of men and women who make up the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service,” said FDNY Foundation Chairman Stephen Ruzow. “Through FDNY PROEMS, we are offering readers a unique look inside the operations, preparations and dedication of the FDNY’s EMS members, and an opportunity to learn from the Greatest Fire Department in the World, directly from members themselves.”
FDNY PROEMS will focus on critical issues facing members every day. In the inaugural issue, members of the Department chronicle the FDNY’s response to the worldwide Ebola outbreak of 2014, including the planning and preparation of the Department that ensured the safety of everyone who responded.
The magazine will features articles, photos, videos and podcast episodes, which will give every reader a firsthand look at the challenges faced by members of the Department every day.
“This publication will bring the medical skills and specialized training of FDNY members to a wider audience than ever before,” said Nigro. “It is our sincere hope that we can educate our readers about our best practices and successes and, in doing so, continue the great tradition started by WNYF decades ago.”
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"Two decades ago, FDNY was transformed from a workforce almost solely dedicated to fighting fires to an agency responsible for providing emergency medical response 24 hours a day to New Yorkers. Today, our members respond to more than 1.6 million medical emergencies per year and we are long overdue for a publication that addresses the outstanding pre-hospital care our EMTs, Paramedics and Firefighters provide our City."