To avoid the repeat of the Bronx inferno that claimed 17 lives earlier this year, New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed an executive order to boost the fire safety of the Big Apple.
Based on the EO, the FDNY and Department of Housing Preservation and Development to work together to identify safety violations earlier and boost compliance with the rules.
“We must work towards equipping every New Yorker and every building in this city with the tools to avoid an unspeakable tragedy like the one we saw two months ago,” Adams said.
The new EO also includes a “broad, educational fire safety outreach campaign” by the FDNY and HPD. Also, if HPD officials find a lack of fire safety notices during housing inspections, they’ll convey that to the FDNY, among other steps.
FDNY Acting Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh is very happy with the EO signed by Adams.
“Educating New Yorkers on fire safety is among the most important goals of the Fire Department — and one we take very seriously,” Kavanaugh said.
Meanwhile, Adams also promised last week to give an additional $3 million in payments for the survivors of the deadly Bronx fire.