Quarantine of Brooklyn FFs Pushes FDNY Count to Nearly 100

March 15, 2020
After being exposed to a colleague who tested positive for the coronavirus, 30 FDNY firefighters were quarantined as a precaution, New York City's mayor said.

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More than two dozen FDNY firefighters have been quarantined after a colleague at their Brooklyn firehouse tested positive for the coronavirus last week.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the quarantine was taken as a precaution, AM New York reports. Although the fire station wasn't identified, officials said that it would be operational again by Saturday night following a thorough cleaning and disinfection.


According to de Blasio, the infected firefighter, who worked from March 8 to 10, did not treat any patients or respond to any emergencies. The 30 exposed firefighters are being quarantined at their homes.

With the Brookyn development, the number of FDNY firefighters currently self-quarantining is 99, AM New York added.

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