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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his remarks in Times Square after he toured the grand opening of a Broadway COVID-19 vaccination site intended to jump-start the city's entertainment industry, in New York, in this Monday, April 12, 2021,

New York City to Require Vaccine for Police, Firefighters, Medics, City Workers

New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave.
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FDNY Announces First-Ever Anti-Nepotism Rules

New York City's Fire Department has released its first-ever anti-nepotism policy, prompting eye rolls from critics who say “FDNY family” is more than just a feelgood catch phrase.
Mark A. Weiner

FDNY EMT Who Responded on 9/11 Dies

The Fire Department of New York has announced the death of a retired EMT who responded to the World Trade Center attack.
The photo shows the side of an FDNY ambulance.

NYC EMS Union Warns City of Dangers for Medics on Rikers Island

Oren Barzilay wrote that his members are being left without Correction Department escorts to protect them when they enter the jails.
The photo shows Eric del Valle in uniform.

New FDNY EMTs Include a Probie Whose Stepfather Died from 9/11-Related Illness

“I want to help people. I want the people of New York to get the help that they deserve," says new FDNY EMT Eric Del Valle.
Oren Barzilay

2020 EMS10 Winner Profile: Oren Barzilay

Oren Barzilay, president of the of FDNY EMS Local 2507, was a strong advocate for his membership as COVID-19 swept New York.
FDNY Memorial Wall September 2021

FDNY Adds 25 Names to WTC Memorial Wall

Members of the FDNY who died from 9/11 related illnesses were added to its World Trade Center Memorial Wall.
Reading of names of those who died of 9/11-related illnesses

Tunnel to Towers Honors Lives Lost to 9/11-Related Illnesses

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation gathered family, friends, and first responders on Sunday to pay tribute to the lives lost to 9/11-related illnesses over the last 20 years.
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FDNY EMS Union Members Ratify Retroactive Contract

Members of FDNY EMS Local 2507 have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a retroactive wage agreement with the City of New York to boost salaries.
"Thank you" is written on the back of an FDNY ambulance following the collapse of the World Trade Center, Sept. 11, 2021.

20th Anniversary of 9/11: Rebuilding FDNY EMS and a City

Learn how FDNY Emergency Medical Services has evolved 20 years after the 2001 World Trade Center attacks.