From 1970 until 1996, when it was merged into the FDNY, most of the city’s Emergency Medical Services needs were performed by New York City Emergency Medical Service (NYC EMS). It was part of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation for all of its existence starting as a “scoop and run” operation and eventually incorporating paramedics who were able to render aid in the field. This ten minute video from the early 1990s follows some paramedics on their runs along with explaining their duties and equipment. Some of the procedures are still used by the FDNY EMS today.

You may also want to check out the NYC EMS rap video from Bodies R' Hauled Off. It was produced in 1992 by the EMS union Local 2057 in response to Public Enemy’s 911 is a Joke. The video contains some graphic images, so it may be NSFW and/or not suitable for those with weak stomachs.