FDNY singing EMT celebrates 10 years with department
EMT Joe Siciliano is part of a Billy Joel/Elton John tribute band called Face to Face LI
By EMS1 Staff
NEW YORK — An EMT famous for his singing talent is celebrating 10 years with the FDNY.
Joe Siciliano’s reputation follows him everywhere he goes, The Daily News reported. When he transferred to Station 46 in Elmhurst, his new lieutenant requested that Siciliano start the station tour with a song.
The EMT is part of a Billy Joel/Elton John tribute band called Face to Face LI. His love for singing started when he was a child at a pizzeria when the owner presented 6-year-old Siciliano with an Elvis Pressley concert video. He’s been in love with rock and roll and music overall ever since.
“I must have watched it until the tape ran out and I couldn’t watch it anymore," he recalled. "That was really my intro into doing this.”
Despite his incredible singing capabilities, Siciliano’s love for music takes backseat to his EMT work, as he’s made headlines saving a man’s life who was suffering seizures in 2015 and, in 2018, he helped to resuscitate a Houston Rockets employee.
Still, his love of music is how many people identify him.
“I have people I’ve never met, and they’re like, ‘You’re the singing EMT guy, right?’” Siciliano said. “I’m the station jukebox now. Everyone’s like, ‘Can you do this one?’”