One day after Quinn blasted the 911 response time, she met with FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano and Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway.
“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.”
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.
Two women were rushed to the hospital after being attacked Monday at a subway station in Midtown.
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.
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.
The SUV tore through a white wrought iron fence and punched a small hole in the corner of the building.
Ariel Russo’s family blames her death on a bungled 911 call saying it delayed getting an ambulance to the scene.
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.
An FDNY EMS lieutenant has resigned after being exposed for a pattern of racial Twitter messages, according to a published report.
The accident took place at around 1:45 p.m. at Lafayette and Kenmare Streets.
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.
More reports of FDNY EMS employees’ misuse of social media have surfaced, this time involving unauthorized photos of patients’ gory injuries.
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.
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.