This is a good time to reflect on the looming crisis we face as a community where affordable housing and jobs that pay a living wage are increasingly scarce.
This year, National EMS Week arrived in the midst of a global viral pandemic, at a time when the peak of the outbreak had just passed in Suffolk, stretching health care systems to the breaking point, requiring EMS to adjust and sometimes overhaul their protocols.
After further review, the State Health Department determined the cardiac arrest protocol adopted April 17 is not necessary.
New protocols now in effect in Nassau and NYC direct EMS not to bring unresponsive cardiac arrest patients to the ER if they cannot be resuscitated at the scene.
Local fire and rescue crews remain on standby overnight at their headquarters to respond during blizzard: photos
A big LOCAL shout out to the dozens of volunteers on standby tonight at their headquarters, waiting to respond to emergency calls in treacherous blizzard conditions.