The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in celebrating EMS Week 2020. This week promotes public safety and celebrates the more than 4,400 members of FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service and their life-saving work. Simply known as “The Best,” this pandemic has showed us what New Yorkers have always known. That our EMTs and Paramedics simply are ‘the best’ because they will stop at nothing to answer all emergency calls and help keep New Yorkers safe.
“EMS Week is a time each year when we stop to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous work of our EMTs and Paramedics. COVID-19 has forced us to postpone or cancel our events this year, but I think every New Yorker and those around the world – have witnessed the heroic efforts of our members during this pandemic and realized why they are rightfully known as ‘the Best’ in our city,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “The training, professionalism, and unwavering dedication to care for their patients have been on display each and every day as they’ve shouldered the highest call volumes in our Department’s history. I’m incredibly proud of their remarkable service.”
The FDNY Foundation sends our thanks, gratitude, and appreciation to all our FDNY EMTs and Paramedics for their service and dedication to keeping New York City safe. This pandemic has tested our medical emergency personnel like never before, and our FDNY members have continued to answer the call day and night. Between working long, difficult hours and answering an unprecedented number of emergency calls, our members have never backed down. We truly cannot thank them enough for everything they do to keep us safe day in and day out, and especially now during this pandemic.