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Press Releases / 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 14, 2011

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER CASSANO OPENS NEW FDNY EMS STATION IN MANHATTAN

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will cut the ribbon on a new FDNY EMS Station, located at 512 West 23rd Street in Manhattan on November 15, at 11 a.m. EMS Station 7 will serve the communities of Manhattan's West Side.

"The growing population of the west side of Manhattan, as well as the addition of parks, businesses and attractions that bring visitors to these neighborhoods, means an increased need for the services the FDNY provides," Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano said. "EMS Station 7 will bring decreased response times, increased availability of EMTs and Paramedics, and demonstrates the Department's commitment to further improve what is already the best pre-hospital care in the world."

Following the closure of St Vincent's Hospital in April, 2010, the FDNY immediately increased the number of units and tours in the area to replace those hospital units lost.  FDNY worked with the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to quickly establish this temporary EMS facility in the Midtown West area of Manhattan to improve FDNY EMS response.

EMS Station 7 is a 3,656 square foot facility located under the Highline Park.  This new station will house nine units, and will staff 21 ambulance tours each day.  The station contains supply areas for advanced and basic life support, a vehicle supply room, oxygen storage area, and a decontamination bay.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano; Chief of Department Edward S. Kilduff; Chief of EMS Command Abdo Nahmod; many FDNY members and their families

WHERE:

EMS Station 7 - 512 West 23rd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, Manhattan

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 15 - 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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