Release: May 2001
Edition Quantity: 2,502 (each)
F.D.N.Y. Firefighting Operations
The mission of the Bureau of Operations is to effectively manage fire
suppression, protect life and property and provide emergency medical services.
The firefighting force consists of 10,997 uniformed personnel, who respond to
447,148 alarms. There are 2,819 EMS personnel, who respond to 1,034,506 medical
calls in a year.
The Bureau oversees all equipment and apparatus used by the Department's 203
Engine companies, 143 Ladder Companies and 217 municipal ambulances and 70
voluntary hospital providers. It also supervises the Special Operations Command
(SOC) and its specialized units: Hazardous Materials, Marine Division, five
Rescue and seven Squad Companies and the related support units, such as Mask
Service Unit, Recuperation and Care Units and the Decontamination Unit. To
respond to acts of chemical/biological terrorism, New York City is designated
one of the first Metropolitan Medical Strike Team cities. The FDNY has built the
team around existing haz/mat assets with the five new Squad Companies (total of
seven) that are trained in all aspects of this program, particularly the triage
and decontamination of victims.
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