Staten Island (NY) Unveils EMS Vehicle

Staten Island emergency responders now have a $210,000 logistical support unit that will help FDNY Emergency Medical Service Bureau personnel treat patients at disaster scenes.

The EMS unit can aid in the treating of 25 to 30 patients at incidents like ferry crashes, train derailments, severe weather or car crashes.

It includes a heated, inflatable treatment tent, spinal immobilization equipment, oxygen supplies, two generators and other life-saving equipment.

“It gives us the equipment instantly on the scene,” said Chief of EMS Abdo Nahmod. “That’s very important in treating patients.”

“Something like this is great to have,” said Assistant Chief Michael Marrone, FDNY borough commander for Staten Island. “The borough president isn’t giving this to us. He’s giving it to the people of Staten Island.”

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