July 21, 2016
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro and Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora will cut the ribbon on the Department’s newest FDNY EMS facility, Station 50, located at 159-10 Goethals Avenue in Queens on Friday, July 22 at 11 a.m.
“With the opening of a new EMS Station 50, we have more than doubled the number of EMS stations citywide in the twenty years since the merger of New York City’s Emergency Medical Service and the FDNY,” said Commissioner Nigro. “Today our members respond to more calls than ever before, including 1.7 million responses in the last year alone. To meet this unprecedented demand, we will continue to invest in our EMS resources and position our highly-trained Paramedics, EMTs and Officers where they can quickly and effectively respond when they are needed most.”
“DDC is proud to deliver, in support of the Mayor’s vision for an environmentally sustainable and equitable City, an inviting and secure Emergency Medical Services Station for the FDNY,” said Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora of the Department of Design and Construction, which managed the design and construction of the new Center. “FDNY Station 50 is now open to the community, supporting the lifesaving work of our City’s emergency medical professionals. DDC is committed to Mayor de Blasio’s vision for a healthy and sustainable City with well-designed environments that enhance our communities.”
The $22 million, 13,000 square-foot facility is the largest EMS station in Queens and the home of the Queens EMS Borough Command. It houses blood borne pathogen decontamination areas and ample locker facilities for all personnel assigned. EMS Station 50 will run 30 Basic and Advanced Life Support ambulance tours daily, as well six conditions cars operated by FDNY EMS Officers.
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro; Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora; First Deputy Commissioner Robert Turner II; Chief of Department James E. Leonard; Chief of EMS James Booth; Station 50 Captain Paul Rosado; many FDNY members and their families
FDNY EMS Station 50 – 159-10 Goethals Avenue, Queens
Friday, July 22 – 11 a.m.
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