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Press Releases / 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 02, 2006

Statement from Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta

"I am pleased to announce that Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens (formerly Astoria General) has agreed to permit our EMS Battalion 49 ambulance units to continue operating from their current location on hospital property at 25-25 30th Road. This agreement will allow us to continue to provide the highest quality pre-hospital emergency medical care to residents of Astoria and the surrounding communities."

The agreement was reached today, and is outlined in a letter from Mount Sinai Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Gupta to FDNY Deputy Commissioner Milton Fischberger. Five FDNY ambulances operate from Battalion 49.

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

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