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File #: Int 0135-2014    Version: Name: Reporting response times for firefighting units and ambulances to emergencies.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 3/12/2014
Enactment date: 9/24/2017 Law number: 2017/179
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting response times for firefighting units and ambulances to emergencies
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Margaret S. Chin, Peter A. Koo, Rory I. Lancman, Annabel Palma, Deborah L. Rose, Rosie Mendez, Karen Koslowitz, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, Mathieu Eugene, Mark Treyger
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: The Fire Department of the City of New York (“FDNY”) is currently required to report on response times to fires and certain types of serious medical emergencies. This bill would expand this reporting to include all categories of medical emergencies, and require more detailed reporting on response times to serious medical emergencies and fires. The current law requires this reporting to be disaggregated by borough, this bill would also require the FDNY to disaggregate by community district and division.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 135-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 135, 4. Int. No. 135 - 3/12/14, 5. Committee Report 2/23/16, 6. Hearing Testimony 2/23/16, 7. Hearing Transcript 2/23/16, 8. Proposed Int. No. 135-A - 8/3/17, 9. Committee Report 8/8/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 8/8/17, 11. August 9, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Int. No. 135-A (FINAL), 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-9-17, 15. August 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-24-17, 17. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 9, 2017, 19. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 24, 2017, 20. Local Law 179
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8/8/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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2/23/2016*Elizabeth S. Crowley Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 135-A

 

By Council Members Crowley, Chin, Koo, Lancman, Palma, Rose, Mendez, Koslowitz, Rosenthal, Kallos, Eugene and Treyger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting response times for firefighting units and ambulances to emergencies

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 15-129 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 119 for the year 2013, is amended to read as follows:

§ 15-129 Reporting of department response times.

a. This section shall be known as and may be cited as the "The Ariel Russo Emergency 9-1-1 Response Time Reporting Act".

b. The department shall track the duration of time between a report to a 911 operator to which fire units or ambulances are required to respond and the time when the first fire unit, which shall include ladders and engines only, or the first ambulance unit, arrives on scene in the following categories:

(1) Average response time to structural fires;

(2) Average response time to non-structural fires;

(3) Average response time to non-fire emergencies;

[(4) Average response time to segment 1 medical emergencies, as defined by the department, including cardiac arrest and choking incidents by ambulance units;

(5) Average response time to life threatening medical emergencies by ambulance units;

(6) Average response time to life threatening and non-life threatening medical emergencies by ambulance units combined;

(7) Average response time to life threatening medical emergencies by fire units;

(8) Combined average response time to life threatening medical emergencies by ambulance and fire units; and

(9) Percentage of response time of less than 10 minutes to Advanced Life Support medical emergencies by Advanced Life Support ambulances.]

(4) Average response time to medical emergencies by ambulance units, in total and disaggregated by segment;

(5) Average response time to medical emergencies by fire units, in total and disaggregated by segment;

(6) Percentage of response time to Advanced Life Support medical emergencies by Advanced Life support ambulances, in total and disaggregated by segment, in the following categories: (i) less than 6 minutes, (ii) between 6 and 10 minutes, (iii) between 10 and 20 minutes, and (iv) more than 20 minutes; and

(7) Percentage of response time to structural and non-structural fires by fire units in the following categories: (i) less than 5 minutes, (ii) between 5 and 10 minutes, (iii) between 10 and 20 minutes, and (iv) more than 20 minutes.

c. The department shall submit a monthly and yearly report to the council and to the mayor that it shall also post on its website, detailing the citywide response times for each category required herein, disaggregated by borough, community district, and division. Each such report shall include the department’s most current definitions of all relevant segments.

d. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Advanced life support unit. The term “advanced life support unit” means an advanced life support ambulance or first responder unit.

Division. The term “division” means any division as defined by the department.

Life threatening medical emergency. The term “life threatening medical emergency” means any emergency categorized by the department as a life threatening medical emergency.

§2. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law.

 

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