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File #: Int 1516-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the fire dept to report on fire escapes avoided due to safety issues.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 4/18/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
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 fire escapes avoided due to safety issues
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the fire department to report on the number of fire escapes that were deemed unfit for use during a fire or other emergency, and the surrounding circumstances of each instance that a fire escape was circumvented due to safety concerns.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1516, 2. Int. No. 1516, 3. April 18, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-18-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 18, 2019

Int. No. 1516

 

By Council Member Borelli

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to report on fire escapes avoided due to safety issues

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 15 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 15-140 to read as follows:

§ 15-140 Report on fire escape safety. No later than August 1, 2019, and within 30 days of the beginning of each quarter thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post on the department’s website a report on fire escape safety. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information for the previous quarter:

a. The number of fire escapes avoided by the department due to a safety concern when responding to a fire or other emergency, disaggregated by borough;

b. For each such time such fire escape was deemed unsafe to use, the location of such fire escape;

c. For each such time such fire escape was deemed unsafe to use, the material used to construct such fire escape;

d. For each such time such fire escape was deemed unsafe to use, the reasons for determining that such fire escape was unsafe to use; and

e. For each such time such fire escape was deemed unsafe to use, the means of egress used instead.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

JEF

LS 9017

1/25/2019