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Mayor Bill de Blasio announces $30M for Bronx EMS

<p>Mayor Bill de Blasio announced $30 million in increased funding for Emergency Services in the Bronx during a weeklong visit as part of his bid to bring City Hall to the borough.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

May 22, 2017, 8:36 PM

Updated 2,612 days ago

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announces $30M for Bronx EMS
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced $30 million in increased funding for Emergency Services in the Bronx during a weeklong visit as part of his bid to bring City Hall to the borough.
The mayor spent much of Monday meeting with elected officials and residents, asking about their concerns and where they thought the city could make improvements. He also toured the Hunts Point market and touted job creation there.
But perhaps the most important stop came during his meeting with FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro at EMS Station 17 in Highbridge, when he announced the new funding.
He says the funding will help decrease emergency response times, which have already improved by about 36 seconds following an earlier infusion of cash.
Part of that reduction grew out of a program involving "fly cars," the mayor says. Those vehicles do not transport patients, but they carry paramedics to the scene more quickly and are followed up by an officer and an ambulance.


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