FDNY Response Time 17 Seconds Faster in 2009


fdnyNew data shows New York City firefighters responded to fires 17 seconds faster in fiscal 2009, averaging four minutes and five seconds. On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg released annual data on city agencies, known as the Mayor’s Management Report.

The city says response times improved because dispatchers don’t wait to give fire companies less crucial information about a fire before assigning them. The policy change began in June 2008.

The report covers the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Also in the report: more families and single adults entered homeless shelters, and more New Yorkers had syphilis. The city also did 50 percent fewer pest exterminations. The city says that’s because it is focusing on private property exterminations, which are more time-consuming.

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