E.M.T. Christopher J. Prescott Playground
Edith Ave. at Irvington St.
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This playground was renamed in 1997 in honor of Christopher J. Prescott (1972-1994), a native of Staten Island and the first New York City Emergency Medical Service worker to be killed in the line of duty.
Prescott was educated at Public School 5 and Intermediate School 7, local Staten Island schools, St. Joseph-by-the-Sea High School, and the College of Staten Island. He joined the Emergency Medical Service in 1993 and was assigned to Station 34 in East New York, Brooklyn. His exceptional patient care and commitment to his coworkers during his first year earned him the title of “Rookie of the Year” from his colleagues, who foresaw in Prescott a promising career.
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