Bronx City Councilman James Vacca chairs the council's Fire Committee. "People want to know, is there a problem with fire response time and dispatching fire units to the scene of a fire? The loss of one minute, the loss of two minutes is often a matter of life and death to many, many people."
Yesterday, three people died in a fire in Brooklyn. Union officials say the new dispatch system sent firefighters to the wrong address, costing precious time. The FDNY says the dispatchers didn't have the wrong address, 911 callers did. The city says response times to fires have been the quickest on record this year.