This Local Law would require the Police Department to create 9-1-1 information cards that provide individuals with information regarding the emergency call process and descriptions of typical questions asked by 9-1-1 operators. The Department would further be required to update the cards annually and mail such cards to every household in the City.
Int. No. 402
By Council Member Vallone
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to provide the public with 9-1-1 information cards.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new section 14-175, to read as follows:
§14-175. Information cards for 9-1-1 calls.
a. The department shall create a 9-1-1 information card, in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner in conjunction with the commissioner of the fire department of the city of New York. Such information card shall provide individuals with necessary information relating to the 9-1-1 emergency call process and shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the typical questions a 9-1-1 operator may ask a caller in various emergency situations, including fires.
b. The 9-1-1 information card created pursuant to this section shall be updated as necessary and shall be mailed, by the department or any agency designated by the department, to every household within the city of New York on an annual basis.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after enacted into law.
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