2 FDNY EMTs critical after suffering separate medical emergencies
EMT Liam Glinane suffered a stroke while driving an ambulance, and Lt. Raymond Wang suffered an aortic aneurysm after responding to the scene
By EMS1 Staff
NEW YORK — Two FDNY EMTs are in critical condition after suffering separate medical emergencies while on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Thursday afternoon.
NBC New York reported that 28-year veteran EMT Liam Glinane, 63, was driving an ambulance by himself when he suffered a stroke, causing him to veer off the road. EMS Lt. Raymond Wang, 47, who was in another ambulance doing a ride-along with a physician, stopped to help after Glinane crashed.
FDNY officials said Lt. Wang, a 19-year veteran, suddenly became unconscious and suffered an aortic aneurysm.
Both Glinane and Wang were rushed to the hospital. Glinane was listed in critical but stable condition, and Lt. Wang is fighting for his life in critical condition, according to the report.
We will update you on their conditions once more information becomes available.
We will provide more details as we have them but I want to thank @NYCHealthSystem Elmhurst, @MtSinaiQueens and @MountSinaiNYC for their extraordinary work in helping two of New York's Bravest in their hour of need.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) October 17, 2019
This is a tough day for our city and for the @FDNY. Lieutenant Raymond Wang is in critical condition and EMT Liam Glinane is in critical but stable condition. Please keep these good men and their families in your thoughts and prayers tonight.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) October 17, 2019
- FDNY EMS