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Press Releases / 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 18, 2011

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY HOSTS EMS HEALTH FAIR AND EMT/PARAMEDIC
COMPETITION AT METROTECH COMMONS

The New York City Fire Department will host its annual FDNY EMS Health Fair on Thursday, May 19 at the MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Sponsored by Philips, Sansio and Bound Tree Medical, the event includes free trainings in bystander CPR and defibrillation as well as the chance to tour an ambulance and meet combat stress dogs used by soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The day also includes the 11th Annual EMT/Paramedic Competition, in which FDNY Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics from across the City test their life-saving skills against one another in a series of real-life scenarios that include mock patients.  Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will attend a portion of the competition at 12:30 p.m.
 
The event is a part of National EMS Week 2011 – which runs from Sunday, May 15 to Saturday, May 21 – and is designed to promote public safety, attract potential EMS recruits and celebrate the work of more than 3,000 members of FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service.

WHO:

FDNY EMS Health Fair and EMT/Paramedic Competition

WHERE:

MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn

WHEN:

Thursday, May 19 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

***PHOTO OP***

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Steve Ritea, (FDNY)
(718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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