FDNY Firefighters Say Mayor’s Vision Zero Initiative Slowed Down Emergency Response Times

  • Source: WLNY-TV 55 Riverhead
  • Published: 09/20/2019 12:00 AM

The FDNY’s response time has gone up and the firefighters union says part of the problem is a program meant to make New York City streets safer. It is taking the New York City Fire Department longer to respond to fires and other emergencies, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest management report. But the firefighters union says the mayor is partly to blame because of his Vision Zero program, reports CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez. “Vision Zero has the best of intentions, Vision Zero is to save pedestrian lives, I understand that, we appreciate that,” said Bobby Eustace of the Uniformed Firefighters Association. “Our problem is that a part of the consequence right there is that our rigs cannot get around.” De Blasio launched the 10-year Vision Zero initiative in 2014 to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets.


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