Public comments for: 3 RCNY Section 401-06 Fire and Emergency Preparedness Guides and Notices

Comments

Comment:
Our comments regarding the proposed amendment are laid out in the attached letter.
Agency: FDNY
Comment:
Please see attached comments.
Agency: FDNY
Comment:
Color Pictures The new guide has many color pictures. Are the pictures required to be printed in color? Some of the images ha​ve a lot​ colors. When reproduced in black & White it looks like a dark square. Mailing with window guard notice I have prepared over 2,000 fire safety guides since local law 10/1999. I always received calls with the question "What do I do if there is a fire in my building?". My answer is to read their Fire Safety Guide. There response "is that thing with the window guard notice?". The problem is they do not read the guide. The window guard notice has a form that must be filled out and returned. If not filled out and returned the apartment occupant will continue to receive reminders until completed. Because the apartment occupant is concerned with filling out the form they don’t read the Fire Safety Guide. The Fire Safety Guide should have it own date not share a notice date with another agency. Fire Escapes The FDNY Attorney Julian Basile wrote in 2000 that the guide should list the apartments the fire escape serve. Is this required in the new Fire and Emergency Preparedness Guide?
Agency: FDNY