EMT

A firefighter and EMT shortage has struck several communities in Suffolk County. (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Communities Face Major Volunteer Firefighter, EMT Shortage

Volunteer fire and rescue services on Long Island are in need of more than a few good men and women.

11/27/2014

James Robinson teaches EMT class in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Veteran Emergency Responder Trains Brooklyn Youths To Serve As EMTs

A veteran emergency responder has been training young people in Brooklyn to follow in his footsteps, all at his own expense.

09/23/2014

An EMT dances while behind the wheel in a video uploaded to YouTube. (credit: YouTube/mastekz hv)

Video Of EMT Dancing While Behind The Wheel Goes Viral, Prompts Reprimand

An enthusiastic emergency medical technician from New Jersey got the attention of the pop star Rihanna, after a video of him dancing behind the wheel went viral.

05/16/2014

A new emergency notification system could save lives and reduce response time during school shootings. (Credit CBS 2)

‘Cop Sync’ System Could Greatly Reduce Police Response Time During School Emergencies

Keeping kids safe at school is a challenge for administrators everywhere and it has some looking beyond the traditional 911 system to new cutting edge, potentially life saving, technology.

03/25/2014

Mike Vercellone, 19, helped revive former teammate who collapsed during track practice at Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, N.J. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Recent HS Graduate Helps Revive Former Track Teammate In Montvale

Mike Vercellone was a member of the high school track team until he graduated last spring. He was back on campus Wednesday to help out a practice while on spring break from Rutgers.

03/20/2014

Pascack Hills High School (CBS 2)

15-Year-Old New Jersey Boy Collapses During H.S. Track Practice

There was a big scare on a New Jersey high school track Wednesday after a student collapsed during practice.

03/19/2014

Rashun Robinson

Suspect Held Without Bail In Shooting Of NYPD Officer In Brooklyn

Officer James Li is in stable condition at Kings County Hospital after police say he was shot in both legs by a man who tried to board a bus without paying.

02/27/2014

Officer Thomas Dunn

NYPD Officer Credited With Saving Baby Boy’s Life

A New York City police officer was credited Monday with saving the life of a 1-year-old boy who was found unconscious in a Washington Heights clothing store.

12/23/2013

Hospital Bed (file / credit: clipart.com)

Dr. Max Gomez: A Surprising Way To Minimize Heart Damage

EMS techs in Spain gave heart attack patients an IV of a long approved beta blocker called Metoprolol and the results were dramatic.

10/10/2013

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Quinn Calls For More Ambulances After 30-Minute Wait For Response

One day after Quinn blasted the 911 response time, she met with FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano and Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway.

07/17/2013

Melissa Jackson

Charges Dropped Against EMT Accused Of Letting Woman Die

A stunning development has surfaced in an official misconduct case against an emergency medical technician.

06/25/2013

Man answers call at call center. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Emergency Dispatcher Praised For Spending Hours Trying To Track Down Stroke Victim

Dispatcher Joann Hilman-Payne took the call around 1 p.m. Monday and kept the line open until medics found the woman around 8:30 p.m.

06/16/2013

Kayla Parmely (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. High School Senior Saves Heart Attack Victim

Kayla Parmely, 18, a senior at Longwood High School in Middle Island, was in the front row of the school’s auditorium when she saw an elderly man having a heart attack.

05/31/2013

Lt. David Kruysman (credit: CBS 2)

FDNY’s Only Amputee EMT Gets Promoted To Lieutenant

The 43-year-old emergency medical technician has spent his career in Brooklyn and becoming a lieutenant is no surprise to the fire commissioner.

04/03/2013

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

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