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File #: Int 0826-2018    Version: Name: Requiring the fire dept to report on the use of smoke alarms at any fires in which there was a fire related death or life-threatening injury and the existence of fire sprinklers at any fire greater than a first alarm fire.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 4/25/2018
Enactment date: 7/14/2019 Law number: 2019/130
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to report on the use of smoke alarms at any fires in which there was a fire related death or life-threatening injury and the existence of fire sprinklers at any fire greater than a first alarm fire
Sponsors: Justin L. Brannan, Ben Kallos, Robert F. Holden, Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would amend the Administrative Code to expand the Fire Department’s reporting requirements following fires that cause civilian fatalities, life threatening injury, or are deemed serious fire incidents. First, the Department would be required to report on information related to the technology and operation of smoke detectors or alarms following all fires that result in a civilian fatality or life threatening injuries. Additionally, the bill requires new reporting on the presence and activation of automatic sprinkler systems at the location of each serious fire incident where the department deploys greater than three fire engines.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 826-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 826, 3. Int. No. 826, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-25-18, 5. Committee Report 11/20/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 11/20/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 11/20/18, 8. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019, 9. Proposed Int. No. 826-A - 6/17/19, 10. Committee Report 6/13/19, 11. Hearing Transcript 6/13/19, 12. June 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-13-19, 14. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 13, 2019, 15. Int. No. 826-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 18. Local Law 130, 19. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 18, 2019, 20. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 19, 2019
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
7/18/2019AJustin L. Brannan City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/14/2019AJustin L. Brannan Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019AJustin L. Brannan City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019AJustin L. Brannan City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/2019AJustin L. Brannan Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/20/2018*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/20/2018*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Fire and Emergency Management Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2018*Justin L. Brannan City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/2018*Justin L. Brannan City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 826-A

 

By Council Members Brannan, Kallos, Holden and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to report on the use of smoke alarms at any fires in which there was a fire related death or life-threatening injury and the existence of fire sprinklers at any fire greater than a first alarm fire

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Section 15-131 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 20 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:  

                     § 15-131 Report on smoke detectors, [and] smoke alarms [in fire-related deaths] and fire sprinklers. a. No later than April 1 of each year, the department shall submit to the mayor and the council, and post on the department’s website, a report indicating [whether] the following:

(1) Whether a smoke detector or alarm was found at the location of any fire in which there was a civilian fire fatality or life-threatening injury during the preceding calendar year. [If] For each fire in which there was a civilian fire fatality or life-threatening injury where a smoke detector or alarm was found, such report shall indicate the technology used by such smoke detector or alarm and whether such smoke detector or alarm was operational, provided that such information can be ascertained. Such report may also include any other information relevant in determining the role of smoke detectors or alarms in any fire in which there was a civilian fire fatality or life-threatening injury.

(2) Whether a fire sprinkler was found at the location of any fire greater than a first alarm fire during the preceding calendar year. For each fire greater than a first alarm fire in which a fire sprinkler was found, such report shall indicate whether such sprinkler was operational and activated during such incident, provided that it is possible for the department to obtain such information. For purposes of this subdivision, “first alarm fire” means a fire to which the fire department deploys three or fewer fire engines.

                     b. The department shall ascertain from the office of the chief medical examiner the cause of death for any civilian fire fatality, as defined by such office. The report required by subdivision a of this section shall be disaggregated by each type of such cause.

§ 2. Section 2 of local law number 20 for the year 2017 is amended to read as follows:

§ 2. This local law takes effective immediately [and is deemed repealed 5 years after it becomes law].

§ 3. Section 15-134 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 114 for the year 2018, is renumbered as section 15-140.

§ 4. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

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