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.
A Fire Department emergency medical services lieutenant cried after a reporter confronted him about a string of racist tweets, according to a published report.
One big difference this time around is the city’s Emergency Medical Services has a new bag of tricks and they showed some of them to CBS 2 on Friday.
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.
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.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano swore in and congratulated the 318 “probies” at a ceremony at the FDNY Fire Academy on Tuesday.