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Fire Safety at Production Locations; Production Location Fire Safety Manager Certificate of Fitness; and Production Location Fire Safety Manager Training Courses

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Rule status: Proposed

Agency: FDNY

Comment by date: December 12, 2023

Rule Full Text

The Fire Department is proposing:
1. A new rule, 3 RCNY §325-01, entitled “Fire Safety at Production Locations,” to implement the fire safety requirements enacted by Local Law Nos. 33 and 34 of 2021, set forth in Section 325 of the New York City Fire Code, with respect to film production locations;
2. A new rule, 3 RCNY §113-14, entitled “Production Location Fire Safety Manager Certificate of Fitness” to implement Local Law No. 33 of 2021;
3. A new rule, 3 RCNY §113-13, entitled “Production Location Fire Safety Manager Training Courses,” to implement Local Law No. 33 of 2021 by establishing minimum requirements for classroom training to become eligible for the Production Location Fire Safety Manager Certificate of Fitness; and
4. An amendment to existing rule 3 RCNY §202-01, entitled “Definitions,” to adopt definitions for three terms associated with production locations.

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    December 12, 2023
    11:00am - 12:00pm EST


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    Online comments: 3

    • David T. Salvador

      Add “Assistant Location Managers” to the list of job titles in § 113-14 Production Location Fire Safety Manager Certificate of Fitness (c)(1).

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      Comment added November 28, 2023 11:35am
    • Judi Kovacs

      Please see the attached list of question from a production studio client of ab3 Safety LLC.

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      Comment added December 6, 2023 12:41pm
    • Joe Guest

      I am a film producer, DGA unit production manager, and former NY Location Manager. It is clear to me that these critical efforts to address safety on film sets has been crafted without the necessary and proper and careful consideration and consultation with film & tv industry experts, union leaders from IATSE & the DGA as well as other stakeholders ie MPAA representives.
      Please send this back to the drawing board and this time bring everyone together in a room before drafting regulations that are onerous to imlement, wrong and don’t actually improve safety. The Mayor has assembled a film & tv Advisory Council to address issues EXACTLY like this. Call them first and take it from there. Thank you.

      Comment added December 7, 2023 12:00pm