On Sunday, the de Blasio administration released details from the mayor’s new budget proposal that authorizes an additional $70 million over the next five years to put more paramedics on the streets and dispatchers at call centers.
Residents of Dr. Craig Spencer’s building on 147th Street are trying to stay calm after he tested positive for the disease on Thursday.
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.
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.
Ariel Russo’s family blames her death on a bungled 911 call saying it delayed getting an ambulance to the scene.
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.