Through their partnership with Woodhull Hospital, the squad is inviting the community to attend CPR seminars, receive blood pressure, glucose and asthma screenings, and learn about a range of medical information.
Brian Frayne, a paramedic with Station 35, said he hopes the event will let people know about their presence in the neighborhood.
“We wanted to try to repay the community and show awareness of what we offer here in the station,” Frayne said. “We want to let people know how to take care of themselves and live a healthier life.”
Frayne added that their previous location at Woodhull was more secluded and didn’t allow for outreach events like the one planned next week.
“The last facility down under Woodhull Hospital wasn’t accessible to the public,” he said. “Now people can come here for advice, and if they need to get to a hospital then we can get them picked up.”
With 68 people at the Brooklyn station, recently appointed Captain Cheryl Middleton said the event will also provide a platform for paramedics to meet their new community.
“We’re in a brand new facility,” she said. “This is a better location and they’re not next to a garbage dump anymore.”
Joshua Frumer added that since the move there has been a 10-minute cut in response time.
“We just want the community to know that we’re here for them,” Frumer said. “If they get to know us as an ambulance station, the services we provide as far as getting them to and from the hospital, the easier it is for us to help them in these situations.”