Photo: John Stanmeyer
A group of paramedics at St. Claire’s Hospital in Manhattan are drinking coffee and listening to the news about the devastating earthquake that just hit northern Pakistan. 75,000 have been killed; over a million are homeless. The U.N. Secretary General is pleading for help. Some of them exchange glances.
Five days later, a US Navy helicopter drops of 13 health professionals from NYC in Suyan, Pakistan. NYC Medics is born.
We partner with the WHO to focus on the chronic humanitarian crises in Yemen and Gaza, setting up systems for pre-hospital care.
NYC Medics is the only mobile EMS group to respond to the WHO’s plea for help behind front lines in Mosul, Iraq.
Our first long deployment where we help set up pre-hospital health systems.
We deploy after an earthquake in Nepal and Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu and give EMS training in El Salvador and Kenya
We deploy after typhoon Haiyan.
We perform a medical needs assessment in Malawi and do EMS training in Kenya
We help in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake (Fukushima, Japan)
What we care about is saving lives when no one else can get there.
NYCMedics is a 501c3 nonprofit organization (EIN 20-4209205)