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