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January 03, 2013

NYC records fastest ambulance response time in its history

City also recorded its lowest number of fire deaths in 2012

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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