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FDNY EMS – Giving Millions of New Yorkers a Second Chance at Life

Become one of New York’s Best!

  • EMS members respond to more than 1.3 million medical emergencies each year – that's more than 3,000 emergencies a day;
  • Members of FDNY EMS answer calls faster than ever before – with response times at historic lows throughout the five boroughs;
  • The FDNY's Paramedics and EMTs make up the largest, most highly trained emergency medical service in the world. The Department currently has 3,706 Uniformed EMS Personnel members.

The EMS Command provides the most advanced pre-hospital medical care anywhere in the world. Its members are at the forefront of every emergency, large and small, making life-and-death decisions that affect the lives of millions of New Yorkers.

Individuals who choose a career in FDNY EMS can advance as far as their energy and dedication will take them. Paramedics and EMTs can become lieutenants, captains and chiefs, or even firefighters.

What are you waiting for? There has never been a better time to join the FDNY EMS Command.


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