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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 29, 2004


Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta today released the Fire Department’s Strategic Plan for 2004 and 2005. The Strategic Plan—the first of its kind to be published in the Department’s history—will serve as a comprehensive roadmap, providing a clear outline of the Department’s goals and initiatives for the next two years while simultaneously helping guide policy and operational changes and improvements. Built upon recommendations contained in the August 2002 McKinsey Report (which provided an operational review of the Department’s response on September 11, 2001), the Strategic Plan focuses on six critical areas:

· Emergency Response Operations
· Health and Safety of FDNY members
· Management and Organizational Development
· Diversity
· Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Education
· Technology

“The Department must continue to be forward-thinking and the Strategic Plan is a critical component in the Department’s long term strategy,” said Commissioner Scoppetta. “This plan will serve as our guide as we continue to improve our operational efficiency and prepare for the new challenges that face the City. The implementation of all the goals in the Strategic Plan will ensure that we are on the right path to meeting the needs of the City and its residents."

The Plan was created by the Fire Department’s Planning Oversight Committee (POC), which is comprised of uniformed members, civilian staff and bureau heads.

To view or download the Strategic Plan in full, visit

Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / Virginia Lam (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

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