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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/credit: CBS 2)

Christine Quinn Outraged Over Emergency Response Time After Intern Passes Out During Brooklyn Event

“It just took over a half an hour to get to a place where a young girl had fainted, was lying on the street, in sweltering heat,” Quinn said. “It’s inexcusable.”

07/16/2013

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein with 4-year-old Ariel Russo's parents after it was announced the DOI will investigate the new 911 system. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 8800

City Department Of Investigation To Probe New 911 System

After Ariel Russo was struck by a speeding SUV while walking to pre-kindergarten with her grandmother, there was a four-minute delay before EMS was dispatched.

07/10/2013

Police on the scene of a stabbing at the 59th Street & Lexington Avenue subway station on Monday, July 8, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Suspect In Custody After Women Attacked On No. 6 Train

Two women were rushed to the hospital after being attacked Monday at a subway station in Midtown.

07/08/2013

Police on the scene of a shooting on Ninth Avenue and 49th Street on Monday, July 1, 2013. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Police Investigating Shooting At Hell’s Kitchen Construction Site

The shooting took place at around 9:30 a.m. The man’s wounds are not considered life-threatening, according to EMS. He has been transported to an area hospital.

07/01/2013

FDNY Marine Units respond to helicopter down in the Hudson River. (credit: FDNY Twitter)

Helicopter Splash Landing Compared To ‘Miracle On The Hudson’

Shortly after takeoff, the helicopter landed upright in the water near 79th Street around noon and was drifting south. A family of four Swedish tourists and the pilot were rescued, as the chopper was safely towed to shore.

06/30/2013

This SUV slammed into the side of a building in Bed Stuy (Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

SUV Slams Into Building In Bedford-Stuyvesant

The SUV tore through a white wrought iron fence and punched a small hole in the corner of the building.

06/14/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

Family Of UWS Crash Victim Ariel Russo, 4, Suing City Over 911 Response Time

Ariel Russo’s family blames her death on a bungled 911 call saying it delayed getting an ambulance to the scene.

06/12/2013

An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

Outrage Becoming The Norm When It Comes To New York City’s New 911 System

Documents obtained by CBS 2 show delays in calls coming to EMS ranging from minutes to hours. One delay was two and a half hours and another was five hours.

06/11/2013

EMS Lieutenant Timothy Dluhos (credit: Personal Photo via CBS 2)

Report: FDNY EMS Lieutenant Quits After Racial Tweet Scandal

An FDNY EMS lieutenant has resigned after being exposed for a pattern of racial Twitter messages, according to a published report.

04/28/2013

Firefighters respond to a car crash on Lafayette Street on April 25, 2013. (credit: Kyle Petersen)

Car Smashes Into SoHo Store, Injuring 3

The accident took place at around 1:45 p.m. at Lafayette and Kenmare Streets.

04/25/2013

Mark Musarella, Caroline Wimmer/SIlive.com

Senator: Law Punishing First Responders For Posting Graphic Images Online Is Coming

It’s happening more and more — first responders are posting graphic pictures of crime scene victims and medical patients on the Internet. And now there’s legislation that could have them prosecuted as criminals.

04/01/2013

Ambulance (file/credit: CBS 2)

Report: EMS Employees Caught Posting Humiliating Photos Of Patients

More reports of FDNY EMS employees’ misuse of social media have surfaced, this time involving unauthorized photos of patients’ gory injuries.

03/31/2013

Subway station (file/credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Teen Fatally Struck By Train At 79th Street Station; Subway Service Disrupted

The accident happened at around 6:30 p.m. on the express tracks. Service was disrupted on the 1, 2 and 3 subway lines in Manhattan due to the police investigation.

03/26/2013

EMS Lieutenant Timothy Dluhos (credit: Personal Photo via CBS 2)

Vulcan Society Wants FDNY EMT Fired Following Series Of ‘Racist’ Tweets

Leaders of the Vulcan Society, a fraternal organization of black firefighters, are now calling for the ouster of EMS Lt. Timothy Dluhos after the New York Post exposed his questionable Twitter messages.

03/25/2013

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

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