CITY OF NEW YORK
The NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation was established in 1970, replacing the Department of Hospitals, and all municipal ambulance operations throughout the city were transferred to the newly established Emergency Medical Service.
The Coney Island Hospital Ambulance Station was designated NYC*EMS Station 31..
Photo Rodney Dreifuss
The next major upgrade in ambulance service came in May 1978,when NYC*EMS inaugurated a Paramedic Ambulance at the station.
Paramedic units, capable of initiating advanced cardiac and trauma care, defibrillation, IV medication administration, and endotracheal intubation, brought many of the
lifesaving techniques utilized within the Emergency Department directly to the patient.
In 1978, Medic 385 was the second of two Medic units operating in Brooklyn.