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Report: FDNY EMS, NYPD Responding to Calls Together After Threat

Above photo credit: Fire Department of New York

NEW YORK CITY – The New York Daily News is reporting the city’s EMS service and the NYPD are being targeted by an anonymous threat.

The newspaper reports police and EMS crews are now responding to calls together in Queens as a precaution.

The threat may be linked to a deadly shooting on Friday night in Far Rockaway, a source told the Daily News. This past weekend, objects were thrown at two different ambulances responding to calls in the area.

New York City officials could not say how long the escorts would last for.

The president of the city’s EMT and paramedic union said his members are continuing to work.

Further reading

Pro Bono: Violence Against EMS Providers

Preventing Violence Against EMS

It’s Time to Train and Equip EMS Personnel to Respond to Active Threats