The bill would require the Fire Department to conduct fire hydrant inspections every six months and report on the results of such inspections.
Int. No. 603
By Council Members Constantinides and Yeger
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to meet certain standards for fire hydrant inspections and report on fire hydrant inspection results
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 Fire hydrant inspection standards and tracking. a. The department shall inspect all fire hydrants maintained by the department of environmental protection at least twice per calendar year, the first inspection occurring prior to April 1st and the second inspection occurring prior to October 1st.
b. By February 1st of each year, the department shall post on its website the following information:
1. The total number of fire hydrant subject to inspection pursuant to subparagraph a of this section, aggregated citywide and disaggregated by borough and council district;
2. The total number of fire hydrant inspections conducted pursuant to subparagraph a of this section during the prior calendar year, aggregated citywide and disaggregated by borough and council district; and
3. The location of each inoperable fire hydrant identified through inspection during the prior calendar year, whether the fire hydrant was categorized as a high-priority hydrant by the department, whether the hydrant had been found to have been inoperable during previous inspections within an eighteen month period and whether the department had notified the department of environmental protection that the fire hydrant was determined to be inoperable following an inspection.
§ 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.