[Share]Published: December 17, 2013
FDNY Opens New EMS Station in the Bronx
Officials from the FDNY and Department of Design and Construction cut a ribbon to officially open EMS Station 3 in the Bronx.
The FDNY had a snowy grand opening to EMS Station 3 in the Bronx on Dec. 17.
“Today we celebrate the new station and the great work done by paramedics and EMTs in the Bronx on every single tour,” Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said.
The 11,261-square-foot facility has a bay-floor that accommodates six ambulances, and includes training facilities and ample storage. It also has a green roof, which provides water for a local community garden, and a solar hot-water system.
“We’re happy to help you be the best you can be,” said David Burney, Commissioner for the Department of Design and Construction.
EMS Station 3 in the Bronx.
The $14 million station was built in 20 months, and will include 21 new ambulance tours each day.
This is the 11th new EMS station in New York City since 2002.
“What makes this building home are the people who occupy it,” Chief of EMS Abdo Nahmod said. “This is a fantastic facility and I’m sure the members assigned here will save many lives.”
Station 3 Capt. Vincent Joyce added, “Being able to serve the people in this community gives me a lot of pride.”