According to a new report (below) by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, cuts to 20 fire companies in Mayor Bloomberg’s Executive Budget will seriously imperil emergency response times. Eighteen of these companies will exceed a national 4-minute standard after cuts are implemented—some by over a full minute. The National Fire Protection Association urges a 4-minute response to prevent fires from spreading beyond a single room, after which the risk of civilian death triples and property damage increases more than eight-fold.
Click on the fire icons below for locations of each of the fire companies that would be cut by the Mayor.
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