FDNY’s new class of EMS graduates ready to man front lines of COVID pandemic

Tomorrow, the FDNY will have 153 new probationary EMTs.

These EMTs will fight COVID-19 and other illnesses and injuries on behalf of New York City’s people. Their entire training period was socially distanced and masked, to prepare them for the new conditions we live in.

One graduate is Adam Phumalee, who was deployed to Afghanistan as a United States Marine.

“[This is] a different type of war zone, one that I don’t have a lot of experience on.This is not Taliban or Al Qaeda. This is a sickness. Right now I have to handle it day by day,” he told Thomas Tracy of the New York Daily News. 

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