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New protocol for NYPD officers responding to fires

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Police officials in New York City have changed the way officers respond to fires.

They’re now required to take the stairs when they enter structures that are burning.

This follows the death of an officer earlier this month.

Officer Dennis Guerra was overcome by smoke and carbon dioxide as he got off the elevator on the 13th floor of a Brooklyn building on April 6th.

He died three days later.

The new protocol replaces a memo that had instructed officers to use the elevator.

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