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FDNY Releases Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Strategy

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta announced the release of the first-ever FDNY Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Strategy.

Stemming from the recommendations of McKinsey and Company’s review in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, the Strategy outlines the Department’s innovative vision toward enhancing its response to terrorist attacks and large-scale emergencies.

It will help implement a more streamlined, Department-wide approach to emergency response, training, equipment acquisition and long-term planning.

The Strategy focuses on areas such as:

  1. Organizational Adaptability - includes using advanced technology to expand internal communications and maintaining a tiered response system, which allows a scaled mix of specialty units to respond to an emergency while others are ready to handle additional incidents.
  2. Response Capability - includes increasing training for firefighters and EMS members to recognize and respond to hazardous materials incidents across the City and 560 miles of shoreline.
  3. Prevention and Protection - includes enhancing information-sharing networks among city, state and federal agencies and conducting risk assessments of specific locations around the City.
  4. Coordination, Collaboration and Evaluation - includes examining various incident scenerios and the resources needed for such, increasing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for residents and working with building owners to develop and execute safety plans.

READ THE DOCUMENT "FDNY Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Strategy"

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