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Press Releases / 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2014



The New York City Fire Department will host its annual FDNY EMS Health Fair and EMS Competition on Thursday, May 22 starting at 9 a.m. at the MetroTech Commons in Brooklyn.  The 14th Annual EMS Competition features FDNY Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics from across the City testing their life-saving skills against one another in a series of real-life scenarios that include mock patients.

The event also includes free trainings in bystander CPR, the chance to tour an FDNY ambulance and the Major Emergency Response Vehicle (MERV), as well as the opportunity to donate blood.

The daylong event, sponsored by Laerdal, Sarth Equipment Services, Bound Tree Medical, and Philips, is a part of National EMS Week 2014 running from Sunday, May 18 to Saturday, May 24.  National EMS Week is designed to promote public safety, attract potential recruits and celebrate the work of the more than 3,000 members of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service.


FDNY EMT & Paramedic Competition and Health Fair


MetroTech Plaza outside FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn


Thursday, May 22 starting at 9 a.m.

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


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