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Press Releases / 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 4, 2011

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER CASSANO OPENS NEW FDNY EMS STATION IN THE BRONX

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will cut the ribbon on a new state of the art FDNY EMS station, located at 243 East 233rd Street in the Bronx on August 5, at 11 a.m. Station 27 will serve the North Bronx, including communities in Woodlawn, Kingsbridge and Riverdale.

"This new facility shows the Department's dedication and commitment to the residents of the Bronx, where last year our EMTs and Paramedics responded to over 290,000 medical emergencies," said Commissioner Cassano. "Station 27 will allow for increased training and quicker decontamination of EMS members, as well as overall greater availability and faster response times to the North Bronx."

Station 27 will house a three-vehicle apparatus floor and features new technological initiatives, including an automatic fire door, which rapidly deploys to secure other areas of the facility upon detection of a fire on the apparatus floor; and a new vascular security system which requires members working at the station to use hand recognition software to enter secure areas where equipment and medicine are stored.

Station 27 is built on the property where FDNY Ladder Company 39 was once located, until 2006 when it was moved a mile away to the quarters of Engine 63/Battalion 15. The old firehouse was later demolished. In December of 2009, construction of the $11 million station began on the property, ending in June 2011.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano; Chief of EMS Command Abdo Nahmod; Department of Design and Construction Deputy Commissioner David Resnick; many FDNY members and their families

WHERE:

EMS Station 27 - 243 East 233rd Street, Bronx

WHEN:

Friday, August 5 - 11 a.m.

*** Photo Op***

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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