EMS dispatch uses color-coded maps to track and to anticipate emergency calls. The program is called MARVLIS, or Mobile Area Routing Vehicle Location Information System. Based on its predictions, ambulances are pre-positioned in different neighborhoods.
A fire department spokesman says a passer-by spotted the baby and flagged down firefighters who brought the baby into the firehouse.
Broken glass sprayed through the back of the ambulance and a 19-year-old volunteer was hit in the incident.
Questions have been mounting about the delayed response time by EMS crews to a deadly shooting at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey last month.
On Saturday, January 11, police arrested Jahiem Spruill, 17, and charged him with second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
The incident happened outside Terminal 8 around 4:30 p.m., EMS said.
The incident took place at around 8:15 a.m. at Laconia Avenue near Waring Avenue in Allerton.
A group of students were walking out of a bodega on the corner of Grand Avenue and 71st Street when a Honda Pilot SUV jumped the curb, striking the students.
A black Hyundai was moving down Kingston Avenue when it collided with a white Infinity that was going eastbound on Eastern Parkway shortly before 7 p.m., police said.
In one city in New Jersey you have a better chance of surviving cardiac arrest. Officials say it’s all because of a computer.
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.