New York: Firefighters union decries delay getting ambulance for injured firefighter

  • Source: Rochester First
  • Published: 06/09/2021 12:00 AM

Monday night, a fire tore through the upper floors of a building on Greig Street; two people were in the home at the time and were taken to area hospitals. A firefighter was also taken for treatment and is on the mend. The Firefighters Association said they had to wait over seven minutes to get an ambulance for a firefighter suffering from a rapid pulse and heat exhaustion, the delay they say is unacceptable. The City of Rochester said Tuesday, the firefighter was treated on-scene and the transport wasn’t an issue, ambulances were there. “They realized that he needed to go to the hospital and we didn’t have an ambulance,” says Eddie Santiago, President of the Rochester Firefighter’s Association. He says this is not about the EMTs, he says they do a phenomenal job.


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