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With assaults on rise, EMS personnel could get armor, self-defense training

Posted 11/24/23

Amid a rising number of on-the-job assaults of FDNY EMTs and paramedics, the City Council is considering two bills that would mandate that the department provide every member of their EMS services with body armor and training in both self-defense and de-escalation. 

The bills, introduced by Staten Island Councilman Joe Borelli, are in response to a significant increase in assaults that members of FDNY EMS have faced since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. 

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