Suicide, overdose calls on the rise in Greenbrier Valley.
Patient was 1,000 feet underground.
EMTs and paramedics in EMS are paid far less than firefighters, cops and even sanitation workers with the same level of experience.
Even though salaries for such EMS employees have been increased by 24% since the summer of 2019, there continues to be a problem in finding workers to fill those positions.
In the six months since her son, city EMT John Mondello Jr., took his life, Eileen Mondello has walked over the same ground again and again in search of answers.
Four people were injured when a car and ambulance carrying a patient collided about a half-mile from the destination hospital, officials said.
The "Earn as You Learn" program supports recruits by paying them an hourly wage while they attend training. All education and certification costs are covered by Cataldo.
Although discussions are ongoing, the plan is to reduce 3-person ambulance crews to 2-person ambulance crews.
The firefighter was not seriously injured and gave a description of the suspect.
The FDNY had 153 probationary EMTs graduate from the EMS Bureau of Training at Fort Totten in Queens Friday.