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NYPD to update training and policy on responding to fires

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Speaking from the Police Academy's C Deck, where recruits perform and practice formation tactics, Commissioner Bill Bratton said that moving forward there will be a new focus for part of training to become an NYPD officer: responding to fires.

"We have determined the department does not have and has not had any policy specific to this policy of going into buildings and utilization of elevators," Bratton said.

The need came to light after two officers were overcome with carbon monoxide and smoke inhalation while responding to a suspicious high rise fire in Coney Island this weekend. The NYPD said it has reached out to the FDNY to look at how to improve training.

Marcel Dockery, 16, has been charged in connection with the fire. He reportedly said he lit his mattress on fire because he was bored.

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