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FDNY EMS worker on surge of daily 911 calls: It’s on the level of 9/11 attacks each day

March 31, 2020 / By Joshua Nelson | Fox News

In the wake of the coronavirus surge in New York City, first responders are “overwhelmed” with calls from people affected by the coronavirus.

“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.

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Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Surgio Health as well as Chief Operating Officer at Ortho Spine Partners. Prior to that, he was the assistant vice president and business unit leader of Medical Device Management for HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HPG).

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