New York, NY:
FDNY HOLDS PARAMEDIC PROMOTION CEREMONY
Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh presided at the promotion ceremony of 60 Paramedics on
Monday, August 15th at the Christian Cultural Center, on Flatlands Avenue, in Brooklyn.
“No one is better trained to treat medical emergencies and save lives on the streets of our city than FDNY
Paramedics,” said Acting Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. “No matter what the situation or how dire the event,
FDNY Paramedics respond to help or fellow New Yorkers 24/7, 365 days a year, providing unmatched
prehospital emergency medical care. These men and women are essential to our city and are a key reason why
FDNY EMS is known as the Best.”
Paramedics are trained to provide the highest level of pre-hospital care, and have extensive training in anatomy
and physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology, as well as many critical lifesaving skills, such as: intravenous
therapy and medication administration; EKG monitoring and cardiac rhythm interpretation; and advanced
The new Paramedics will be assigned to EMS stations throughout the city.