FDNY Ceremonially Lights Empire State Building for EMS Week

May 19, 2017

In honor of EMS Week 2017 – Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro participated in a lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building, alongside Chief of Department James E. Leonard, Kenneth Robles, son of fallen EMT Yadira Arroyo of Station 26, and members of EMS Station 26.

On Sunday May 21, the Empire State Building will be illuminated in yellow, white and blue with a red and white halo at sunset in celebration of National EMS Week 2016.

“This coming Sunday will be the ninth straight year the world’s most famous building has been lit to recognize the difficult, dangerous and critically important work performed thousands of times each day by our EMTs, Paramedics and Officers,” said Commissioner Nigro.

"We also honor EMT Yadira Arroyo - 14-year veteran of the Department who tragically died - we welcome her son Kenneth and her EMT partner Monique," said John Kessler, President and CEO of Empire Trust Realty.

EMS Week is an annual week-long series of events designed to promote public safety among all New Yorkers, attract potential EMS recruits and celebrate the life-saving efforts of more than 4,000 members of FDNY’s Emergency Medical Service.

This is the ninth consecutive year that the Empire State Building has partnered with FDNY to celebrate National EMS Week.  For more information on the Empire State Building and the Lighting Partners program, visit www.esbnyc.com.

For photos of the event, click here.