Emergency Medical Services

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at Baruch College on February 3, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Hammers Out Conservative Budget Amid Fears Of State, Federal Cuts

On Sunday, the de Blasio administration released details from the mayor’s new budget proposal that authorizes an additional $70 million over the next five years to put more paramedics on the streets and dispatchers at call centers.

02/09/2015

A Jersey City Medical Center ambulance. (credit; CBS 2)

Ambulances Go High-Tech To Prevent Crashes

Now there’s a device that’s helping some ambulance drivers operate more safely as they work to help others.

12/12/2013

Twitter (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: FDNY Lieutenant Cries When Confronted About Offensive Tweets

A Fire Department emergency medical services lieutenant cried after a reporter confronted him about a string of racist tweets, according to a published report.

03/24/2013

Roosevelt Island Tram Rescue

Worker Rescued After Being Stuck On Top Of Roosevelt Island Tram

The ironworker doing the maintenance high up at the top of the Roosevelt Island tower somehow got his foot stuck between a cable and a wheel.

02/05/2013

Police outside the location where two women were shot in the Farragut section of Brooklyn on Feb. 5, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Domestic Dispute Ends With 1 Woman Dead, Another Injured

The incident happened near East 25th Street and Clarendon Road shortly before 10 a.m. That’s when police said a 70-year-old man and his 63-year-old sister had a violent argument.

02/05/2013

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Paramedics, EMTs Charge EMS Head With Reckless Decision Making During Sandy

New York City medics say their safety was jeopardized during Superstorm Sandy and the head of Emergency Medical Services has got to go

11/27/2012

Shanequa Mason (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Police: Queens Mother Locks Infant In Hot Car While She Shops

Shanequa Mason, 22, left her daughter strapped into a car seat inside her Toyota for 15 minutes on Wednesday while she shopped at a store in Lawrence, police said.

07/12/2012

Generic Ambulance File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Report: NYC To Charge Private Hospitals For 9-1-1 Ambulances

Some medical professionals said they worry the fees will prompt some private hospitals to stop providing ambulance service.

12/09/2010