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A makeshift memorial at the scene of a fire that killed two 4-year-old siblings in Queens. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio: Ambulance Delay In Queens Fire That Killed Kids ‘Not Acceptable’

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he expects a quick resolution to the internal investigation into the fire, which broke out Saturday just before midnight at a home in Far Rockaway.

04/22/2014

An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

City Council Holds Hearings On 911 System Glitches, Response Times

Emergency dispatchers, firefighters and EMS workers say the city’s new $2 billion modernization of its 911 system, which includes using new technology and a new backup call center, is unreliable.

06/21/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

Family Of UWS Crash Victim Ariel Russo, 4, Suing City Over 911 Response Time

Ariel Russo’s family blames her death on a bungled 911 call saying it delayed getting an ambulance to the scene.

06/12/2013

EMT Teresa Soler (credit: Juliet Papa, 1010 WINS)

EMT Outraged As Brooklyn Prosecutor Gets Community Service For Assault

EMTs turned out in support of Teresa Soler as Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Michael Jaccarino was sentenced to 10 days of community service for punching her in the back of an ambulance in November.

02/13/2013