FDNY Boots EMS Chief After Storm Response Delays
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
The city's fire department has replaced its Emergency Medical Service Command chief, after more than 1,000 emergency calls got backlogged in last week's snowstorm, according to reports from The Associated Press.
Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano announced Wednesday that Abdo Nahmod, who's been overseeing the department's Emergency Medical Dispatch, will take over from John Peruggia, who has held the EMS chief post for six years.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already directed a citywide review of why the emergency communications and dispatching system failed.