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Press Releases / 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 29, 2013

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY COMMISSIONER SALVATORE J. CASSANO PRESIDES AT GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR EMS STATION 50 IN QUEENS

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will break ground on a new FDNY EMS Station, located at 159-10 Goethals Avenue in Queens on Monday, December 2 at 9:30 a.m.  Upon completion, located at Queens Hospital center, EMS Station 50 – Hillcrest Station – will serve the borough of Queens communities of Bayside, Little Neck, Hollis Hills, Howard Beach, Tudor Village, Cunningham Heights, Flushing, Whitestone and Beechhurst, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Jamaica, and Ozone Park; as well as house EMS Division 4 command.

“This groundbreaking for this new EMS Station in Queens demonstrates the Department’s unwavering commitment to provide the highest standard of emergency pre-hospital care throughout New York City,” said Commissioner Cassano.  “As call volume for medical emergencies has continued to grow, including a record-setting 1.3 million calls in 2012, the Department has worked to increase the number of our EMS stations in an effort to further lower response times and position resources where they are most needed.”

EMS Station 50 design and construction is to cost an estimated $19million and at 13,000 square-feet will be the largest EMS station in Queens, with training facilities, blood borne pathogen decontamination areas, and ample locker facilities for all personnel assigned, as well as an apparatus floor able to house specialty vehicles, including the Major Emergency Response Vehicle (MERV) and Medical Evacuation Transportation Unit (METU) placing them at the intersection of several major roadways, thereby allowing for more rapid responses. 

EMS Station 50 is expected to run 26 Basic and Advanced Life Support ambulance tours daily. Additionally augmenting this main facility, Station 50 will operate a satellite facility, Station 53 – Fort Totten Station – that operates three Basic Life Support ambulance tours daily.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano; Chief of Department Edward S. Kilduff; Chief of EMS Command Abdo Nahmod; Julius Wool, Executive Director of the Health and Hospitals Corporation; and many FDNY members and their families.

WHERE:

FDNY EMS Station 50 – 159-10 Goethals Avenue, Queens

WHEN:

Monday, December 2 – 9:30 a.m.

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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