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Manhattan Medics
Manhattan Medics

Manhattan Medics

The Gripping Story of the Men and Women of Emergency Medical Services Who Make the Streets of the City Their Career


224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2003

ISBN 9780871272607

Rights: WOR

Elysian Editions (Sep 2003)


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“Frank Rella—Paramedic. One of our heroes.” —Dan Rather, CBS News, September 12, 2001

This firsthand account of September 11, written by a paramedic on the scene, chronicles the days before and after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. Frank Rella describes the paramedic crew stationed at St. Vincent's Hospital in lower Manhattan, the eerie foreshadowing of the coming disaster, and his encounter with a Middle Eastern man who offered a tarot card reading. Rella details how he and his partner arrived at Ground Zero just as the second tower collapsed and rescued a firefighter who was having a heart attack. The vivid descriptions of turf battles between paramedics and fire department personnel at Ground Zero and elsewhere will arouse controversy and interest.

Author Biography

Francis Rella was a medic at St. Vincent's Hospital in 2001 and acted as a 9/11 first responder. He is now a lieutenant in the USAF and serves in Iraq on a medical evacuation team.