Testimony

The Real Estate Board of New York to The New York City Fire Department

Alexander Shapanka

Assistant Vice President of Policy

June 17, 2021

REBNY’s first priority is the health and safety of New Yorkers, and the standards set in the Fire Code are essential to that end. The Fire Department’s continual review and updates to City’s fire safety requirements for businesses and buildings is an effective way to ensure New York’s regulations remain current and account for recently identified fire risks and hazards, such as new technologies.

We thank FDNY for its extensive partnership over the past several years as it developed the proposed revisions and modifications to the Fire Code. We look forward to our continued collaboration when the Proposed 2021 New York City Fire Code is finalized and eventually implemented.