Each year, the New York City Fire Department
Emergency Medical Service Command responds to
50,000 calls to the 911 system for asthma. To
combat this growing urban epidemic, FDNY has developed
an EMT-based treatment program, ushering in an
exciting new era in pre-hospital asthma care.
This unique effort now makes it possible to provide
early, life-saving medication to all asthmatics
within our city, decreasing both morbidity and
mortality from this deadly disease.