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Public Safety

 
     
 

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  
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Total (Fire) Incidents
937,486
479,228
519,798
581,981
584,483
587,270
 
  Structural Fires
468,743
25,097
26,531
27,403
26,491
26,484
 
  Non-Structural
14,187
14,568
15,512
18,073
14,734
15,939
 
  Non-Fire Emergencies
214,757
197,338
226,724
245,509
246,578
240,278
 
  Medical Emergencies (Fire)
218,329
222,879
231,122
269,951
275,723
284,000
 
  Malicious False Alarms
21,470
19,346
19,909
21,045
20,957
20,569
 
     
     
  Average Response Time to Structural Fires (in minutes)  
  Citywide
4:04
4:05
4:09
4:11
4:12
4:14
 
     Manhattan
4:12
4:14
4:18
4:23
4:26
4:26
 
     Bronx
4:10
4:12
4:18
4:18
4:19
4:23
 
     Brooklyn
3:38
3:37
3:40
3:41
3:42
3:43
 
     Queens
4:23
4:25
4:31
4:33
4:31
4:36
 
     Staten Island
4:31
4:30
4:34
4:33
4:27
4:33
 
     
  N/A: Not Available  
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 

Source:
NY Fire Department

 
 
 
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