EMS

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

Bystanders and emergency workers attempt to free an ambulance stuck on a side street in the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn December 29, 2010 in New York City.  Many side streets, especially those in the outer boroughs, are still unplowed in the wake of a massive snowstorm that crippled much of New York and left millions of holiday travelers stuck at airports and train stations around the eastern seaboard.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

For Bloomberg, Getting Response To This Storm Right Would Be Redemption

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.

02/08/2013

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

New York City swears in in its first class of probationary firefighters since 2008. (credit: Twitter/FDNY)

NYC Swears In Most Diverse Class Of Probationary Firefighters In FDNY History

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.

01/15/2013

School Bus

Several Injured In School Bus Accident On Bruckner Expressway

EMS said that eight people are in serious but stable condition. Thirty others were also injured, but their injuries are said to be minor.

08/01/2012

Generic Car Accident (credit: ClipArt)

Two Accidents Occur Within Hours Of Each Other At The Same Intersection On Staten Island

Two accidents took place within five hours of each other — both involving alleged impaired drivers — at Richmond Avenue and Signs Road on Staten Island on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

05/27/2012

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Security Guard Accidentally Shoots Himself At Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The injury is not considered life-threatening. The man was taken to New York Hospital.

04/20/2012

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