This year, the Bureau of Health Services will be conducting our yearly BIOPOD exercise in a different format.  There will be multiple POD locations throughout the 5 boroughs of NYC on either a Saturday or Sunday in the month of October, and one in November. 

ALL FDNY Fire and EMS field units will be dispatched to a particular POD as always, and this operation is now open to off-duty Fire and EMS and all civilian personnel to come and get their FLU SHOT. 

When reporting to a POD, you must show a Valid Department ID, this opportunity is on your own time, and if field units are in the POD, they will be given priority as there is a mandate to return them to service as quickly as possible. 

BHS hopes that our off-duty Fire, EMS and all  civilian population will take advantage of this opportunity to get their FLU shot; all COVID 19 precautions will be adhered to – you must wear a mask, social distancing protocols will be in place, hand sanitizer will be available onsite.   POD Managers will be onsite to ensure all FDNY personnel comply with safety precautions and flow throughout the process.  We ask for your cooperation in protecting yourself and other members of the FDNY. 

The following are the locations, and times of operation:

For Manhattan – Saturday, October 3, 2020  from 8am – 11pm

Engine 76 / Ladder 22 – 145 West 100th St, NYC

Randalls Island – Building 11

EMS Station 4 – 299 South Street, NYC


For Brooklyn / Staten Island – Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 8am – 11pm

9 Metrotech HQ

Engine 318 / Ladder 166 – 2510 Neptune Avenue, Coney Island Brooklyn

EMS Station 59 – 10110 Foster Avenue, Brooklyn

EMS Station 22 (Seaview Hospital) – 460 Brielle Avenue, Staten Island


For Queens – Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 8am – 11pm

EMS Station 45 – 58-65 52nd Road, Woodside, Queens

EMS Station 54 – 222-15 Merrick Blvd, Springfield Gardens, Queens

Engine 265 / Ladder 121 / EMS Station 47 – 3030 Beach 49th Street, Far Rockaway, Queens

Ft Totten, Building 405, Bay Terrace, Queens


For the Bronx – Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 8am – 11pm

EMS Station 3 – 510 Zerega Avenue, Bronx

EMS Station 55 – 3134 Park Avenue at 159th Street, Bronx

Engine 81 / Ladder 46 – 3025 Bailey Avenue, Bronx

Randalls Island, Building 11