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Ambulance response times, call volume and fire deaths all up

Posted 9/22/23

FDNY first responders are struggling to keep up with a rapidly increasing number of life-threatening medical incidents and to respond to the emergencies in a timely manner, data from the Mayor’s Management Report shows. Ambulance response times increased by more than 20 seconds in Fiscal Year 2023 according to the report, following a year in which response times ballooned by an even broader margin.  

And those 20-second increments proved to be a detriment to the ability of first responders to help those experiencing medical emergencies, with EMTs and paramedics reviving a lower percentage of cardiac arrest patients in the last 12 months than they did in the two fiscal years prior. 

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