FDNY EMS union seethes as its workers respond to more calls with stagnant salaries and funding


By Aidan Graham | February 21, 2024

They’re doing more with less, even with lives on the line.

New data reveals a relative decline in funding for EMS workers within the FDNY, despite the medical professionals seeing a stark rise in calls for “life-threatening” emergencies across the Big Apple.

Last year alone, New York City EMS responded to a total of 611,443 “Segment 1-3 calls” — which relate to medical emergencies like choking, cardiac arrest, stroke, gunshot wounds, and other severely traumatic situations. 

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