“On 9/11 [in 2001], there were roughly 6,400 calls. But, [on 9/11] they either made it out or they didn’t. Very tragic, of course. Everybody remembered,” New York Fire Department EMS Lieutenant Anthony Almjoera told “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday.
Almojera said that the “9/11 call volume” is stressing out EMS members and that they are worried about transmitting the coronavirus to their families.
“For the last nine days, it’ a 9/11 call volume every day with patients,” he said, after the department’s EMS workers responded to more than 6,500 medical calls on Monday.