FDNY required to give EMTs bulletproof vests under bill approved by New York City Council

  • Source: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York City
  • Published: 04/12/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: New York City Council approved a bill Thursday requiring the FDNY to give bulletproof vests to EMTs. Supporters say it's necessary as threats against first responders intensify. Natasha Nembhard joined the FDNY first as an EMT and now as a paramedic in Brooklyn because she loves to help people. "I wanted to take care of people. I didn't know that I was gonna be a victim," she said. She says over the years, 911 calls have become more dangerous. On one recent call, she responded for a man who was passed out on the street. "He woke up when we got there... He got really aggressive really fast and the next thing you know, he pulled out a knife," she said. Thankfully, Nembhard was OK. But it was just last year when EMT Julia Fatum was stabbed on the job by a patient in Manhattan.


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