what are the 20 largest fire departments in the united states

As it turns out, we found the 10 largest fire departments in the United States. These are New York Fire Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Chicago Fire Department, Houston Fire Department, Phoenix Fire Department, Philadelphia Fire Department, San Antonio Fire Department, Dallas Fire-Rescue, San Diego Fire Department, and San Jose Fire Department.

As a body of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the task of the United States Fire Administration is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in preparedness, prevention, and response. America's fire death level is one of the highest per capita in the industrialized world. Fire injures 17,500 and kills 3,400 people each year. Firefighters pay a high price for this horrible fire record as well; around 100 firefighters die on duty each year. Direct property losses due to fire reach more than $12 billion a year. Most of these losses and deaths can be prevented!

According to CNY News, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand from New York State announced the Delhi Fire Department will receive $97,537 in federal grants to purchase new hoses, nozzles, and thermal imaging cameras. Find out more here.

Updated on Monday, July 29 2013 at 04:24AM EDT
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