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Lack of Emergency Training Is Cited by New York Officials

More than two years after 9/11 and nine years after a Japanese cult released a toxic gas on the Tokyo subway system, the majority of New York City’s emergency medical technicians are not properly trained to enter a contaminated zone and treat victims, officials said Tuesday.Of 3,000 paramedics and emergency medical technicians in the city, only 133 have the necessary training. “We find it appalling,” said Robert A. Ungar, counsel to the Uniformed Emergency Medical Technicians-F.D.N.Y. “It is as if we haven’t learned anything.” Mr. Ungar blamed the federal government’s funding formula for shortchanging New York City by not providing money for more training. Full Story

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