FDNY EMT who suffered aneurysm while on duty released from hospital

Lt. Raymond Wang suffered an aortic aneurysm after responding to the scene of a fellow EMT who suffered a stroke while driving an ambulance

By EMS1 Staff

NEW YORK — A veteran FDNY EMS lieutenant who suffered an aneurysm while trying to save another EMT was released from the hospital Wednesday.

NYDailyNews.com reported that Lt. Raymond Wang, 47, was cheered on by colleagues and family members as he was wheeled out of Mount Sinai Manhattan. Lt. Wang suffered an aortic aneurysm Oct. 17 as he was rushing to another EMT's aid on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

At the time of the incident, Lt. Wang was on a ride-along with an Elmhurst Hospital doctor when 28-year FDNY veteran EMT Liam Glinane suffered a stroke behind the wheel of his ambulance. Lt. Wang rushed to the scene, but later collapsed. The doctor he was with had to treat both EMS providers while waiting for help, according to the report. 

"On that crazy day, all of the pieces of the puzzle fit together perfectly," FDNY Chief of EMS Operations Lillian Bonsignore said. "We had immediate prehospital care, and I’d like to thank Elmhurst Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, and the amazing team at Mount Sinai Hospital, who saved Lt. Wang's life."

Glinane, 63, remains hospitalized in stable condition. 

"[He] has shown signs of improvement and his spirits are high," Bonsignore said.

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