Requires fire officers in New York City to receive at least forty hours of field training and classroom instruction in the fire code of such city and at least forty hours of field training and classroom instruction in the building and construction codes and local ordinances of such city.
Ayes (5): Lanza, Grisanti, Robach, Avella, Oppenheimer
Ayes W/R (1): DeFrancisco
BILL NUMBER:S6436 REVISED 05/01/12
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to training of fire officers in cities of one million or more
PURPOSE: Adds a new section 209-ff to the general municipal law, requiring training of NYC fire officers in changes to building and construction codes and local ordinances in NYC.
JUSTIFICATION: New fire and building codes took effect in NYC on July 1, 2008. Since then there has not been any significant effort to train fire officers in the numerous changes to the codes. This legislation would require a minimum of 40 hours of field training and 40 hours of classroom instruction to be completed no later than July 1, 2014.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010 S.6784/A.9885 Passed Both Houses 2010 Vetoed Memo 6824
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6436 IN SENATE February 9, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to training of fire officers in cities of one million or more THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 209-ff to read as follows: S 209-FF. TRAINING OF FIRE OFFICERS. IN ANY CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF SUCH CITY, IN COORDINATION WITH THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT OF SUCH CITY, SHALL NO LATER THAN JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN, PROVIDE TO ALL FIRE OFFICERS OF SUCH CITY AT LEAST FORTY HOURS OF FIELD TRAINING AND CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION IN THE FIRE CODE OF SUCH CITY AND AT LEAST FORTY HOURS OF FIELD TRAINING AND CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION CODES AND LOCAL ORDINANCES OF SUCH CITY, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE INSPECTION DUTIES OF FIRE OFFICERS AND ANY PERTINENT CHANGES IN SUCH DUTIES RESULTING FROM THE ENACTMENT OF, OR ANY AMENDMENT TO ANY OF SUCH CODES THAT TOOK EFFECT ON OR AFTER JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND EIGHT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14218-01-2