In 2012, our political leaders called for independent experts to analyze the state of our fire department and make appropriate recommendations.
After their extensive investigation, we were delighted that their ideal recommendations confirmed many of our long-held positions. While financial considerations seemed to prevent these recommendations from being implemented in the past, given the City’s “great financial condition”, and impressive development plan, we look forward to beginning the conversation to get our fire department safely staffed and prepared as soon as possible!
Key Recommendations and Considerations
- Raise Crew Size to Safely Fight All Fires
- As a First Step, Raise Crew Size to Safely Fight House Fires
- Dedicated Heavy Rescue Crew
- More Accessible Training Facility
- Keep the Fire and Police Department Separate
After reading the study many times, the highlights above are those we feel will be most beneficial to the safety of New Rochelle’s citizens and firefighters. But have a look for yourself! The full 439 page document can be viewed and downloaded (in parts) from the city website. Which improvements mentioned in the study do you think are most important?