“I have no reason to believe that number won’t continue to rise,” Nigro said on 1010Wins Thursday afternoon. “Our staffing is still strong, but it’s fragile because people who are infected can’t come to work. We’re trying not to overwork everyone.”
Nigro added that as the coronavirus continues to spread through the city, it will not be “a sprint but a marathon” — saying the department has “long-range plans for scaling back if we have to.
“But we really need to be there for critically ill or seriously injured people in New York and we intend to be there.”
The FDNY did not have a breakdown of the number of fire and EMS officials who have called out sick.