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History and Heritage / EMS

horse and ambulanceIn a multi-part article, the history of the emergency medical service in the City of New York will be explored, with a special emphasis on training after the EMS merger with the FDNY.

On March 17, 1996, the New York City Fire Department became not only the primary provider of pre-hospital emergency care in the five boroughs, but the largest fire department-based EMS in the country. Many of the improvements in pre-hospital medical care that have been implemented since then have been a direct result of this merger. These advances have impacted the EMS Command as well as the Fire Department.

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The above article is excerpted from FireWorks: The FDNY's Electronic Magazine.

 

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