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NYC has record low number of fire deaths in 2012

58 people have been killed by fires in 2012, four fewer than its previous record of 62 in 2010

NBC 4 New York

NEW YORK — New York City has recorded the lowest number of annual civilian fire deaths in its history.

Fifty eight civilians across the five boroughs died in fires in 2012. That's four fewer than the previous record low of 62 set in 2010. The top causes of fatal fires last year were accidental electrical fires, smoking, incendiary fires and cooking-related fires.

The city also has recorded its fastest average ambulance response time for life-threatening medical emergencies. It's exactly 6½ minutes — a second faster than in 2011.

Full story: City Has Fewest Civilian Fire Deaths on Record in 2012

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Walter Kobylka Walter Kobylka Thursday, January 03, 2013 7:27:52 PM Always good to see that civilian fatalities are being reduced! Fire education, good building codes, the public's self awareness... this all contributes to a safer way of living!
Dean Dennis Dean Dennis Monday, June 24, 2013 5:13:58 AM Boston averages one fire death per year because they mandate photoelectric smoke alarms.
Adrian Butler Adrian Butler Monday, June 24, 2013 6:02:39 AM Yep, this is a tribute to Chief Jay Fleming and the amazing work he has done for two decades . . . The Boston Benchmark!,
Jim Osborn Jim Osborn Monday, June 24, 2013 6:42:26 AM Way to go posting this. Awareness is the most important thing we can do when it comes to smoke alarms.

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