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February 15, 2017

Improving Emergency Response Times with EMS 50


At 13,000 square feet, EMS 50 is now the largest emergency medical services station in Queens. The structure contains blood borne pathogen decontamination areas, training and locker room facilities for personnel, as well as an apparatus floor to house specialty vehicles. Best of all, EMS 50 provides the chance to improve response time to emergency calls, helping New Yorkers in their time of greatest need.

“DDC is proud to deliver, in support of the Mayor’s vision for an environmentally sustainable and equitable City, a new and inviting Emergency Medical Services Station,” said DDC Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora. “The cantilevered design protects underground utilities that serve the adjacent hospital, while the signature red overhead garage doors instantly identify to New Yorkers that the building is part of FDNY. The resilience of the building matches the resilience of our brave emergency responders, and it is a structure that will strengthen the neighborhood for years to come.”

With the opening of EMS 50, New York City's number of emergency stations has more than doubled over the past twenty years through our collaboration with the New York City Fire Department. We look forward to the next decade of building services for a stronger, healthier city.


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