In 2013, Manhattan had the 4th fastest overall (Segment 1 - 8) EMS response times in the city.

Segment 1: Cardiac Arrest & Choking: 4 minutes 51 seconds

Segment 1 - 3: Life Threatening Medical Emergencies: 6 minutes 28 seconds

Segment 1 - 8: All  Emergencies: 9 minutes 31 seconds
In 2013, Brooklyn had the 3rd fastest overall (Segment 1 - 8) EMS response times in the city.

Segment 1: Cardiac Arrest & Choking: 6 minutes 42 seconds

Segment 1 - 3: Life Threatening Medical Emergencies: 6 minutes 28 seconds

Segment 1 - 8: All  Emergencies: 9 minutes 23 seconds
In 2013, the Bronx had the worst overall (Segment 1 - 8) EMS response times in the city.

Segment 1: Cardiac Arrest & Choking: 5 minutes 14 seconds

Segment 1 - 3: Life Threatening Medical Emergencies: 7 minutes 5 seconds

Segment 1 - 8: All  Emergencies: 10 minutes 29 seconds
Feel free to draw your own conclusions but the fact is...where you live in NYC determines how fast an ambulance gets to you.

It shou
ld not be that way...but it is.

The NYC Fire Department can fix it...but they w
ill not.

The difference in you getting an ambulance (in 2013) from fastest to slowest is as follows:

For Cardiac arrest:

Fastest:
Manhattan at 4 minutes and 51 seconds.

Slowest:
Queens at 5 minutes and 40 seconds.

The difference due to where you live...49 seconds...not too bad...but not good.


Now let
's look at the overall difference for all calls for 2013 segment 1-8.

Fastest:
Staten Island at 7 minutes and 24 seconds.

Slowest: the
Bronx at 10 minutes and 29 seconds.

The difference due to where you live is 3 minutes and 5 seconds.

...in an emergency every second counts...it is a shame FDNY doesn't think so.

...not when it comes to EMS at least.

So after all he has done for EMS it is only fitting he gets a royal send off.

...why not.