File #: Int 0751-2024    Version: * Name: Creation of a residential fire emergency response guide.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 4/11/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a residential fire emergency response guide
Sponsors: Jennifer Gutiérrez, Joann Ariola , Julie Won, James F. Gennaro, Lynn C. Schulman, Christopher Marte, Shekar Krishnan, Lincoln Restler, Tiffany Cabán, Crystal Hudson, Carlina Rivera , Sandy Nurse, Amanda Farías, Inna Vernikov, (in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough Presiden
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), in consultation with NYC Emergency Management and other relevant agencies, to develop a residential fire emergency response guide for residents affected or displaced by a fire. This guide would serve as a resource to educate fire-displaced residents of potential next steps to take following a residential fire. The guide would also provide information on city, state, and federal agencies and organizations that provide aid to individuals affected or displaced by a residential fire. This bill would require FDNY to print and distribute the guide to affected residents at the scene of a residential fire and publish it on the department’s website in the designated citywide languages. Finally, the bill will require FDNY and relevant agencies to distribute the guide to individuals affected or displaced by a residential fire on location at post-fire inspections.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 751, 2. Int. No. 751, 3. April 11, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-11-24

Int. No. 751

 

By Council Members Gutiérrez, Ariola, Won, Gennaro, Schulman, Marte, Krishnan, Restler, Cabán, Hudson, Rivera, Nurse, Farías and Vernikov (in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of a residential fire emergency response guide

 

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 15-148 to read as follows:

§ 15-148 Residential fire emergency guide. a. No later than July 1, 2024, the commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of emergency management and any other relevant agencies, shall develop and maintain a residential fire emergency response guide for residents affected by a fire emergency. The commissioner shall update information provided in the guide as necessary.

b. The guide developed pursuant to subdivision a of this section shall include the following information:

1. A summary of relevant agencies and their roles following a residential fire;

2. Information pertaining to post-fire inspections;

3. Information on any city, state, or federal organizations or agencies that provide emergency aid to individuals displaced by residential fires;

4. Information on any city, state, or federal organizations or agencies that provide emergency housing to individuals displaced by residential fires, disaggregated by borough;

5. Landlord duties and tenant protections following a residential fire; and

6. Best practices regarding renters’ insurance and suspending utilities for residential tenants displaced by or affected by a residential fire.

c. The commissioner shall print and distribute the guide developed pursuant to subdivision a of this section to displaced or otherwise affected tenants following residential fires. Responding firefighters shall be required to distribute the guide developed pursuant to subdivision a of this section to displaced or otherwise affected tenants on location following residential fires. The commissioner shall publish the guide on the department’s website in the designated citywide languages as defined in section 23-1101.

d. The commissioner, commissioner of housing preservation and development, and any other relevant agencies shall be required to distribute the guide developed pursuant to subdivision a of this section to displaced or otherwise affected tenants on location of all post-fire inspections.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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