• fire deaths Jan 1, 2020

    Fire Deaths Fell in 2019 Amid ‘Unprecedented Period': FDNY

    The number of people who died in New York City fires fell to 66 in 2019, even as crews responded to a record high number of medical emergencies. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Wednesday that firefighters are responding more quickly to free New Yorkers trapped by fire. He said the city recorded 25 percent fewer fire deaths than in 2018….

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