This bill requires the Fire Department of the City of New York to conduct proactive outreach to R-2 residential buildings regarding fire safety, education, and prevention.
By The Speaker (Council Member Johnson)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to conduct outreach and education to residential buildings
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 15-132 to read as follows:
§ 15-132 Residential education and outreach. a. The department shall make a good faith effort to directly contact owners and occupants of R-2 multiple dwellings to ensure that appropriate fire safety procedures, resources, and educational materials are in place. These efforts shall include, where appropriate, (i) ensuring compliance with fire code section 408.9 and applicable department rules relating to owners providing notice to occupants of fire safety measures, (ii) providing fire safety and fire prevention educational materials, and (iii) providing relevant training to staff at such dwellings.
b. Beginning January 1, 2019 and annually thereafter, the department shall electronically submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council and post on its website a report describing the activities taken pursuant to this section during the previous calendar year.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of fire may take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.