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East Harlem Building Explosion Rescue

East Harlem Explosion Leaves Survivors, Rescuers In Shock

Both during and after the explosion that leveled two buildings in East Harlem Wednesday, people were stepping in to help rescue people inside, and take care of the victims afterward.

03/12/2014

FDNY Patches (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

FDNY Welcomes 285 New Firefighters

Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week presided over a graduation ceremony for 285 probationary FDNY firefighters.

05/18/2013

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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Paramedics, EMTs Charge EMS Head With Reckless Decision Making During Sandy

New York City medics say their safety was jeopardized during Superstorm Sandy and the head of Emergency Medical Services has got to go

11/27/2012

FDNY Patches (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Paramedics’ Union: FDNY EMS Chief Failed During Sandy

The New York City paramedics’ union has issued a vote of no confidence in the FDNY Emergency Medical Services Chief, and has demanded that he resign over his performance during Superstorm Sandy.

11/25/2012

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City Officials Call For Tougher Rules To Protect EMTs, Paramedics From ‘Sick People’

The new initiative would provide EMTs and paramedics who are assaulted on the job with the same legal protection that is currently afforded to police officers.

10/23/2012

Kathleen Miskell (credit: Erin Mulcahy)

Parasailing Death Of Conn. Woman To Be Investigated

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending an agent to investigate the death of a woman who fell into the Atlantic Ocean when her harness broke while parasailing.

08/17/2012

FDNY Paramedics Terence Lau (L), Carl Gandolfo (C), Jamaal Shabazz (R)

Paramedics Save Newborn In Crown Heights

Police say the baby’s mother, Shoshannah Muhammad, handed the child off to a stranger. She was arrested and is facing felony charges.

03/15/2012

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EMT Faces More Charges After Woman’s Death In B’Klyn

Melisa Jackson was facing larceny charges on Long Island. Police said she tried to steal nearly $50 worth of cosmetics from a Walmart in Westbury.

02/23/2011

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NJ Suspends 5 EMTs After Man Dies In Their Care

Michael Burris, 27, fell and hit his head in his Millville home on July 31. Responders said in a report they restrained him because he was combative.

12/22/2010

Emergency Room (credit: CBS 2)

Police Identify 4 NY Crash Victims

Relatives say four Rochester men who died in a fiery crash when a speeding car slammed into a railroad bridge abutment were a close-knit group who attended the same church.

11/02/2010

Fatal Accident

Car Hits Bridge Abutment In Rochester

Executive Deputy Chief George Markert said the car had been traveling a high rate of speed before the accident.

10/30/2010

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EMT Charged In Wake Of Pregnant Woman’s Death

A New York City emergency medical technician surrendered Tuesday to face charges for failing to help a pregnant woman who later died.

10/12/2010

Ambulance (file/credit: CBS 2)

Family Sues NYC Over Pregnant Woman Death

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages in the 2009 death of Eutisha Rennix.

09/04/2010