FDNY is the largest fire department in the United States and is a trendsetter. A recent report by the Citizens Budget Commission, a New York City watchdog organization puts some very interesting handwriting on the FDNY wall. The report, "Twenty Years Later: Integrating Services In The New York City Fire ..." reflects growing call volumes, steadily declining fires and ever increasing EMS runs. Nothing different than the experience of any other fire department. The recommendations in this report, however, call for a pretty serious reorganization of the FDNY in order to meet the changing demand for service in the Big Apple. It's worth a read.
Mike McEvoy, EMS Editor - Fire Engineering magazine