The bill would require the Fire Department to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for education children and parents of common fire safety dangers, and reports on such efforts.
Int. No. 609
By Council Members Torres, Deutsch, Levine, Chin, Holden and Borelli (by request of the Bronx Borough President)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to implement a comprehensive plan for educating both children and parents about fire safety and prevention
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 15-133 to read as follows:
§ 15-133 Youth education and outreach. a. The department, in coordination with the department of education, shall develop and implement a comprehensive plan for educating both children and parents about fire safety and prevention, including but not limited to public service announcements and outreach in schools about common fire dangers for children and preventative measures to be taken by parents.
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.