Emergency Medical Services


Ambulances available on-call: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

(718) 670-2222

The Emergency Medical Services department accepts all medical insurance accepted by New York Hospital Queens.


Emergency Patient Care & Transport

  • 9 EMS Ambulances
  • 85 Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
  • 19,000 service calls last year

We provide on-site Emergency Medical Services to Flushing Meadow Park and LaGuardia Airport and are dispatched by the New York City 9-1-1 system to provide emergency treatment and transport throughout Queens for all types of medical problems, including critical care. All of our Paramedics and Emergency Medical Tachnicians are New York State Certified.

In addition, we perform inter-facility patient care and transport when the need for specialized medical services arises.

Provider Training and Recertification

The NYHQ Emergency Medical Training Institute provides certification and recertification to EMTs and Paramedics. Courses are conducted throughout the year at our Training Facility located at 163-15 46th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11358.

 Courses offered:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • EMT Basic Course
  • EMT Refresher Course
  • Paramedic Refresher Course

For more information on these courses, schedules, or an application, call (718) 661-7900.

BLS, ACLS, and PALS Course Schedule and Application 

EMT/Paramedic Course Descriptions

Directions to Training Facility and Ambulance Base from Google Maps

Community Training

We provide lifesaving Public Access Defibrillator training to buildings, organizations, and companies that offer the training to their staff or clients.

Contact Information

  • Darlene Mercieca, JD MBA MPA, EMS Supervisor and Administrative Director (718) 670-1430
  • Peter Kwiath, EMT-P, Assistant Supervisor (718) 670-1010
  • Jason Smalls, EMT-P, Assistant Supervisor (718) 670-1010
  • Rachel Waldron, MD, EMS Medical Director (718) 670-1426

FreeMAT (Freedom Medical Aid Team)

The FreeMAT volunteer group was conceived post-911 after EMT-Paramedics from New York Hospital Queens served in the recovery efforts at Ground Zero. Strongly compelled to help U.S. troops as they fight terrorism abroad, FreeMAT developed the idea to collect supplies and gifts for the troops and families of the Army’s 77th Regional Readiness Command based out of Fort Totten, Queens.

More information about this group and how to help can be found here.

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