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Adams pushing to shift some FDNY inspections to DOB

Unions, fire inspectors opposed

Posted 2/3/23

Mayor Eric Adams is moving forward with a contentious proposal to shift responsibility for some fire inspections from the FDNY to the Department of Buildings despite protestations from union officials who fear the move could compromise public safety. 

The mayor outlined the plan in his “Get Stuff Built” report, released in December, which seeks to streamline the city’s permitting and building process. “FDNY will direct construction permit applications for Fire Alarms, Fire Suppression Systems, and Range Hoods in New Buildings or Major Alterations to be submitted directly to DOB,” the report reads.  

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