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ROLE OF A FIRE MARSHAL
A Fire Marshal or "Fire Commissioner", in the United States and Canada, is often a member of a state, provincial or territorial government, but may be part of a building department or a separate department altogether. Fire marshals' duties vary but usually include fire code enforcement or investigating fires for origin and cause. Fire marshals may be sworn law-enforcement officers and are often experienced firefighters. In larger cities with substantially developed fire departments the local fire departments are sometimes delegated some of the duties of the fire marshal.
A fire marshal's duties vary by location. Fire marshals may carry a weapon, wear a badge, wear a uniform or plain clothes, and make arrests pertaining to arson and related offenses, or, in other localities, may have duties entirely separate from law enforcement, including building- and fire-code-related inspections. In many areas, the fire marshal is responsible for enforcing laws concerning flammable materials.
NEW COMMERCIAL BUILDING CARBON MONOXIDE LAW - EFFECTIVE JUNE 27, 2015
Updated 6/27/2015 CLICK HERE FOR CO LAW TEXT
AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the New York state uniform fire prevention and building code to address standards for the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors in restaurants and other commercial buildings
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Steven Nelson's law".
Section 378 of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5-d to read as follows:
5-D. STANDARDS FOR INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTING DEVICES REQUIRING THAT THE OWNER OF EVERY BUILDING THAT CONTAINS ONE OR MORE RESTAURANTS AND THE OWNER OF EVERY COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN THE STATE SHALL HAVE INSTALLED IN SUCH BUILDING AND SHALL MAINTAIN OPERABLE CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTING DEVICE OR DEVICES OF SUCH MANUFACTURE, DESIGN AND INSTALLATION STANDARDS AS ARE ESTABLISHED BY THE COUNCIL. CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTING DEVICES SHALL ONLY BE REQUIRED IF THE RESTAURANT OR COMMERCIAL BUILDING HAS APPLIANCES, DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THAT MAY EMIT CARBON MONOXIDE OR HAS AN ATTACHED GARAGE.
S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.