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Commissioner Thomas Von Essen
Thomas Von Essen
Commissioner

Heartiest congratulations to our EMS award winners. Many of these emergency medical service workers being honored today placed themselves in jeopardy in order to provide much-needed pre-hospital care. The scenarios in which they found themselves run the gamut--from interrupting the attempted smothering and choking death of a young girl by two women, to tending to gunshot-wounded victims while a crazed gunman remained at large in the Empire State Building. Each of these EMT-Ds and/or Paramedics performed as expected--focusing on the patient and his or her needs, while ignoring any potential personal danger. As you read the stories that explain why these individuals have been selected for recognition, you’ll comprehend the overriding theme of FDNY EMS--providing pre-hospital, life-saving care in a timely fashion. Again, congratulations to all!

Commissioner in action
photo by Keith T. Oliver

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