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File #: Int 1841-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring the FDNY to report on the dept’s fire alarm inspection unit.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 1/8/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to requiring the fire department to report on the department's fire alarm inspection unit
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: The bill would require the Fire Department to issue reports on the Department’s fire alarm inspection unit. This unit is responsible for conducting inspections of fire alarm systems which are required to be installed in certain locations. The bill would specifically require two years of reporting on the staffing of the fire alarm inspection unit, the number of inspections occurring during the prior fiscal year and the time elapsed for the processing and conducting of fire alarm inspections.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1841, 2. Int. No. 1841, 3. January 8, 2020 - Charter Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Charter Meeting 1-8-20

Int. No. 1841

 

By Council Member Borelli

 

A Local Law in relation to requiring the fire department to report on the department’s fire alarm inspection unit

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. a. Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Fire alarm inspection. The term “fire alarm inspection” means any inspection or re-inspection conducted by the department that is required for the approval of the installation, modification, or addition to a new or existing fire alarm system.

Fire alarm inspection unit. The term “fire alarm inspection unit” means any subdivision within the department primarily responsible for receiving and processing applications for fire alarm systems and conducting fire alarm inspections.

b. No later than July 30, 2021, and within 30 days after the beginning of the subsequent fiscal year, the department shall submit to the council and post on its website a report relating to fire alarm inspections for the prior fiscal year. All data pursuant this section shall be provided in a machine-readable format.  Such report shall include but need not be limited to: 

1.  The number of department employees assigned to the department’s fire alarm inspection unit, disaggregated by job title or function;

2. The number of fire alarm inspections that occurred, disaggregated by inspection type and borough;

3. The average time it takes the department to respond with a date for a fire alarm inspection upon receiving an application for such inspection, disaggregated by inspection type and borough;

4. Where the department requires additional documents upon receiving an application for a fire alarm inspection, the average time it takes the department to respond to an applicant requesting such documents, disaggregated by inspection type and borough; and

5. The average time it takes the department to respond to an applicant with a date for an alarm inspection where such applicant was required to submit additional documentation in relation to their initial request, disaggregated by inspection type and borough; 

6. The average time elapsed between the receipt of an application requesting a fire alarm inspection by the department and the occurrence of such fire alarm inspection, disaggregated by inspection type and borough. 

§ 2.   This local law takes effect immediately after it becomes law.

 

 

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11/20/19