FDNY Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are part of the largest, most highly-trained Emergency Medical Service in the world. Did you know that they respond to more than 1.7 million emergencies each year, which is more than three calls per minute? It’s true indeed. They are on call to save lives 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the most populated city in the country. Take a few minutes today to meet some of our members who you just might see riding by in an ambulance when you’re out and about in the city.
“I have always wanted to work in a profession where I can help people each day and give back to the community,” said Rios, who serves at Station 31 in Brooklyn. “Working here in this Department gives me the chance to be there when someone is in need and our work is really an important service in our city.”
“I really enjoy working as a FDNY EMT, because I get to help people each day and this career has really been a calling for me,” said Branch, who serves at Station 20 in The Bronx. “I hope that when young women see a small-framed woman like myself lifting patients and doing what I can to help others, it teaches them that if they work hard and believe in themselves and their capabilities, they will achieve their goals.”
“Being a FDNY Paramedic allows me the honor of serving the great City of New York and to be there for those in need, which is very important to me,” said Ko, who serves at Station 50 in Queens. “This career also gives me an opportunity to challenge myself in times of emergencies and to continually learn new things each day to help provide the best care possible that this city deserves.”