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Press Releases / 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 17, 2009


Attached are the two calls to 911 reporting the fatal fire at 654 St. Marks Avenue in Brooklyn.  As the department stated yesterday, both callers were unable to provide a specific address for the fire building and gave 911 operators the corner location of Rogers Avenue and Prospect Place – where fire units were dispatched and responded in 3 minutes and 9 seconds.

The tapes prove conclusively that the statements by the Uniformed Firefighters Association falsely claiming new dispatch procedures delayed the response were misleading and were the latest in a series of inaccurate statements by the union.

Response time since expedited dispatch and Unified Call Taking began is down approximately 20 seconds.

Caller 1 | Caller 2

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Frank Dwyer, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056


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