REQUIRES STANDPIPES IN TENEMENT HOUSES

REQUIRES STANDPIPES IN TENEMENT HOUSES

A bill just introduced in the New York Legislature by Assemblyman Antin, of the Bronx, amends the tenement house law (article 3, chapter 99, laws of 1909) by adding thereto a new section to be known as section 42, reading as follows:

“Section 42. Standpipes, standpipe equipment and fire extinguishing applicances. Every tenement house now existing or hereafter erected exceeding eighty-five feet in height in cities of over one million inhabitants, shall be provided with such standpipe, fire hose, fire extinguishers, axes, fire hooks and other means of preventing and extinguishing fires, as the fire commissioner of such city may direct. The tenement house department of such city shall be charged with the enforcement of this section.

“Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.”

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