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New York City
Fire Department (FDNY)
Service Indicators

 
   
 
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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  
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018  
 
Total (Fire) Incidents
479,228
519,798
581,981
584,483
587,270
619,378
 
  Structural Fires
25,097
26,531
27,403
26,491
26,484
27,053
 
  Non-Structural
14,568
15,512
18,073
14,734
15,939
13,730
 
  Non-Fire Emergencies
197,338
226,724
245,509
246,578
240,278
256,560
 
  Medical Emergencies (Fire)
222,879
231,122
269,951
275,723
284,000
300,598
 
  Malicious False Alarms
19,346
19,909
21,045
20,957
20,569
21,437
 
     
     
  Average Response Time to Structural Fires (in minutes)  
  Citywide
4:05
4:09
4:11
4:12
4:14
4:27
 
     Manhattan
4:14
4:18
4:23
4:26
4:26
4:39
 
     Bronx
4:12
4:18
4:18
4:19
4:23
4:34
 
     Brooklyn
3:37
3:40
3:41
3:42
3:43
3:58
 
     Queens
4:25
4:31
4:33
4:31
4:36
4:43
 
     Staten Island
4:30
4:34
4:33
4:27
4:33
4:48
 
     
  N/A: Not Available  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Source:
NY Fire Department
 
 
 
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