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New York City
Fire Department (FDNY)

 
     
 
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Service Indicators

 
     
 

Critical Objectives

  • Ensure prompt response time to fires and other non-fire, non-medical emergencies.
  • Reduce the risk of fire incidents through quality inspections, investigations and public education.
  • Ensure prompt response time to medical emergencies.

Definitions:

  • Structural Fires: fires that occur in structures.
  • Non-Structural Fires: examples are brush, rubbish or automobile fires.
  • Non-Fire Emergencies: utility emergencies, and other emergencies that are not fire or medical related.
  • Medical Emergencies: are selected life-threatening emergencies that engine companies respond to as first responders.
  • Malicious False Alarms: are calls that units respond to where there was no one who reported an emergency.
 
     
    Calendar Year  
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015  
  Total (Fire) Incidents
507,430
488,017
937,486
479,228
519,798
581,981
 
  Structural Fires
26,748
25,380
468,743
25,097
26,531
27,403
 
  Non-Structural
18,466
15,729
14,187
14,568
15,512
18,073
 
  Non-Fire Emergencies
217,411
206,798
214,757
197,338
226,724
245,509
 
  Medical Emergencies (Fire)
218,686
216,083
218,329
222,879
231,122
269,951
 
  Malicious False Alarms
26,119
24,027
21,470
19,346
19,909
21,045
 
     
     
  Average Response Time to Structural Fires (in minutes)  
  Citywide
4:01
4:02
4:04
4:05
4:09
4:11
 
     Manhattan
4:08
4:10
4:12
4:14
4:18
4:23
 
     Bronx
4:08
4:09
4:10
4:12
4:18
4:18
 
     Brooklyn
3:34
3:36
3:38
3:37
3:40
3:41
 
     Queens
4:25
4:21
4:23
4:25
4:31
4:33
 
     Staten Island
4:33
4:35
4:31
4:30
4:34
4:33
 
     
  N/A: Not Available  
 
 
 

View Additional Data for the FDNY:
Financial Indicators
Civilian Fire Fatality Data

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NY Fire Department

 
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