New York's First Responders Learning Mandarin

March 24, 2016 12:33 PM
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The Chinese community is predicted to become New York's largest immigrant group in the next few years, and will be the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. About a dozen firefighters, EMT's and paramedics spend about two hours a week taking the first Mandarin course under the auspices of the Fire Department of New York's Phoenix Society and the New York City Fire Department Foundation.