This bill would require the Fire Department (FDNY) to report to the Council on the staffing ratios, by division, of FDNY emergency medical services (EMS) supervising officers to FDNY EMS battalions. The reporting requirement would be repealed five years after it becomes law.
Int. No. 744
By Council Members Borelli, Ampry-Samuel and Brannan
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the fire department to report on emergency medical services supervisor to battalion staffing ratios
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 Report on EMS supervisor to battalion staffing ratios. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
Battalion. The term “battalion” means a collection of department resources that consists of several fire stations and the truck companies assigned to them.
Division. The term “division” means a collection of several battalions within the department.
EMS. The term “EMS” means the bureau of emergency medical services within the department.
b. No later than February 1 of each year, the department shall submit to the council a report on the ratios of EMS supervising officers to EMS battalions. Such report shall set forth such staffing ratios by EMS division as of the beginning of the calendar year.
c. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information:
1. The assigned number of each EMS division and the general geographic area each such division covers;
2. The assigned number of each battalion within each EMS division, the geographic area each such battalion covers, including any formal and commonly known names and the area in square miles, and the number of individuals in each such battalion;
3. The total number of battalions within each EMS division;
4. The total number of designated EMS supervising officers for battalions within each EMS division; and
5. For each EMS division, the ratio of EMS supervising officers to battalions within each such division.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and is deemed repealed 5 years after it becomes law.