Firemen in Theatres of Troy

Firemen in Theatres of Troy

The City Council of Troy, N. Y., has passed an ordiannce over the veto of Mayor Burns, which relates to the services of firemen in theatres. The ordinance reads as follows: “It shall be the duty of every owner, lessee, manager or other person in diarge of any theatre, muisc hall or other public place of amusement in the city of Troy, to notify the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department and the Commissioner of Public Safety of the City of Troy at least 48 hours in advance of any theatrical production, concert or exhibition in said theatre, music hall or any other public place of amusement that such production, concert or exhibition is to take place. After such notification the Commissioner of Public Safety may assign two or more firemen to attend such production in uniform for the purpose of performing fire duty and service thereat. It shall be a condition upon which the certificate authorized to be issued by the Mayor of the City of Troy pursuant to a ordinance passed March 1st, 1906, that wherever said firemen are assigned the owner, lessee, manager or other person in charge of such theatre, music hall or other place of public amusement shall pay to the Commissioner of Public Safety for the services of said uniformed firemen the sum of one dollar and fifty cents for each said uniformed fireman for each performance, concert and exhibition in said theatre, music hall or other public place of amusement, and the time and manner of such payment shall be prescribed by the Commissioner of Public Safety. The moneys so paid for the services of said uniformed firemen shall be paid to the uniformed firemen assigned to such duty by the Commissioner of Public Safety, and the same shall be full compensation for all such services. No theatrical performance, concert or other exhibition shall be given in any of said theatres, music halls or other places of amusement unless this section of this ordinance shall be strictly complied with and the moneys provided for the payment of the said uniformed firemen paid according to the direction of the said Commissioner of Public Safety This ordinance, however, shall not apply to moving picture theatres having a seating capacity oi less than 700.

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