Main Content


FDNY Honors EMS Captain Alison Russo with Plaque Dedication

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

The FDNY recently honored EMS Captain Alison Russo with a plaque dedication at Station 49 where she was stationed. Outside, 42nd St. between 20th Ave & 19th Ave was renamed “Alison Russo Way.” Her family & friends attended the ceremony where she was remembered for selflessness & courage.

Captain Russo, 61, was a 25-year veteran of the FDNY. Russo was on duty at Station 49 in Queens on September 29, 2022, when she was attacked and stabbed without provocation near her station’s quarters. She was posthumously promoted to Captain.

Captain Russo was appointed to the FDNY as an EMT in 1998. She was promoted to Paramedic in 2002, and to Lieutenant in 2016. She worked at multiple EMS stations across the city, including Station 20, Station 17, Station 16, Station 45, the Queens Tactical Response, and Station 49. Captain Russo also served as a Rescue Paramedic and possessed elite training for performing pre-hospital emergency medical care in dangerous and unusual environments.

Captain Russo was a World Trade Center first responder, aiding in the Department’s rescue and recovery efforts. She is the 1,158th member of the Department to make the Supreme Sacrifice.

avatar image
DAVID BURNSSenior Correspondent

No information from the author.