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Chicago-area Emergency Responders Respond to New York

Emergency medical service providers and ambulances from across the country have responded to help in New York. (Photo/FDNY)

Emergency medical providers from Chicago have answered the call to lend a hand in hard-hit New York, according to a report.

They are part of a national partnership from agencies across the country stepping in to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal Emergency Management Administration provided 250 ambulances and 500 EMTs from around the country.

Chicago EMT Joaquin Jimenez , a paramedic with Elite Ambulance, told CBS Chicago they’re trying to stay safe and healthy.

Superior Ambulance Service also donated EMTs and ambulances to New York, according to the report.