FDNY EMS remembered at new museum at Fort Totten

Display features uniforms, radios, badges, medical equipment and more.

People tour the new Emergency Medical Service Museum

People tour the new Emergency Medical Service Museum at Fort Totten in Queens. The museum recalls the history of pre-hospital care from horse drawn ambulances to the present day. Photo Credit: David Handschuh

It was an emotional reunion and a ribbon cutting at the same time on Friday afternoon at Fort Totten, when FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and a host of emergency medical service officers took gold scissors to ribbon and reopened an expanded and upgraded museum that celebrates New York City paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

Around 100 former rescue workers drove or flew from as far as Florida and Michigan to attend the reopening of the only museum in New York City that chronologically displays how FDNY’s EMS grew.

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