BROOKLYN - The EMS Health Fair and Competition was held today in Downtown Brooklyn as part of the 19th annual EMS Week.
Dozens of the city's skilled EMTs descended on the obstacle course at FDNY headquarters to show what it takes to be a life-saver. The event is a chance for the public to come out and see the emergency workers up close.
Some spectators actually took the challenge themselves and received training in life-saving techniques. Organizers of EMS Week say it gets bigger and better every year.
This year is special because two new trucks were added to the fleet; a respiratory treatment truck and an emergency transfer unit truck. The latter can take as many as 24 patients to a hospital at a time.
Both new trucks will be stationed in Brooklyn.