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Press Releases / 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 16, 2013

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER SALVATORE J. CASSANO OPENS NEW EMS STATION IN THE BRONX

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will cut the ribbon on a new FDNY EMS Station located at 501 Zerega Avenue in the Bronx on Tuesday, December 17 at 11 a.m. EMS Station 3 will serve Castle Hill, Soundview, Parkchester, Bruckner, Harding Park and all of the surrounding communities. 

“FDNY EMS provides outstanding pre-hospital care, responding to life-threatening emergencies daily and this new station will help get the residents of the South Bronx that care even faster,” said Commissioner Cassano.  “This new EMS Station in the Bronx, serves to demonstrate the Department’s unwavering commitment to provide the high standard of emergency pre-hospital care that all New York City residents deserve.”

EMS Station 3 is an 11,461 foot facility that can house 8 units and a command vehicle, staffing 21 tours daily.  The construction won a design award by the Public design Commission in 2009 and features a green roof that will provide additional water to the adjacent community garden, as well as reducing storm water runoff, while utilizing strategies for natural ventilation, day lighting and solar water heating. The new station was built over a period of 20 months at a cost of approximately $14 million.

WHO:

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

WHERE:

EMS Station 3501 Zerega Avenue, the Bronx  

WHEN:

Tuesday, December 17 – 11 a.m.

**PHOTO OP**

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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