An FDNY captain stationed in the Bronx is being honored during EMS Week for her hard work and sacrifice amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The men and women on the front lines are the faces that face our fears.
"They are more than essential, they are demonstrating to the city how important they are as first responders," FDNY Captain Lorena Concepcion-Martinez, of Station 55, said.
This EMS Week, the jobs of the 4,400 members of FDNY's emergency medical service have been put to the test like never before.
"We are the ones who come to help when they need it the most," Conception-Martinez said. "We provide just medical care but also psychological care in a time when everybody is panicking and scared and don't know what do expect."
In their honor, the department unveiled a poster featuring seven EMS workers responding to calls during these difficult months.
Concepcion-Martinez of Battalion 55 in the South Bronx, is in the middle.