Nicholas Scoppetta, NYC Fire Commissioner: "The issue of a rivalry between the police and fire departments is often raised. I don't think it's productive to deny the rivalry has existed, but I do not believe that this rivalry has been at the heart of the debate, I do believe that to whatever extent the rivalry does exist, it needs to be eradicated from all operations."
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Who should be in charge of handling a disaster in New York City? The police department, or the fire department?