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The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in celebrating EMS Week 2021. This week is designed to promote public safety among all New Yorkers, attract potential EMS recruits, and celebrate the more than 4,400 members of FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service and their life-saving work.
“Our EMTs and Paramedics responded to a record setting number of emergencies during the height of the pandemic, answering calls for help despite the dangers they faced. They are dedicated, brave, highly-trained, and without question, the best at what they do,” said FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro.
“Normally, this would be the start of an EMS Week filled with events. But due to the pandemic that we still find ourselves in, despite the improving numbers of New Yorkers vaccinated and the decreasing number of COVID cases, the larger events we would normally hold are just not yet possible. Each year, this poster is an integral part of the celebration of National EMS Week, and it shows just one example of what our members go through to save lives on thousands of medical calls each day. The theme this year for National EMS Week is ‘Caring for our Communities,’ and no group has done that more in the last year in our city than EMS,” said Commissioner Nigro.
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 tested our medical emergency personnel like never before, and our FDNY members continued to answer the call day and night. Between working long, difficult hours and answering an unprecedented number of emergency calls, our members never backed down. We truly cannot thank them enough for everything they do to always keep all New Yorkers safe.
To view the 2021 FDNY EMS Week poster unveiling ceremony, click here
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