2010 New York Code
EDN - Education
Title 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 17 - (801 - 814) INSTRUCTION IN CERTAIN SUBJECTS
807-B - College fire inspections.

§ 807-b. College  fire  inspections.  1.  It  shall be the duty of the
  college authorities in general charge of the operation of any public  or
  independent  college  to  cause  the buildings under the jurisdiction of
  such college containing classroom, dormitory, fraternities,  sororities,
  laboratory,  physical  education,  dining or recreational facilities for
  student use to be inspected at least annually  for  fire  hazards  which
  might  endanger  the  lives of students, teachers and employees therein.
  Inspections of all public and independent college  buildings,  with  the
  exception  of  those within a city having a population of one million or
  more, shall be conducted by the state  office  of  fire  prevention  and
  control  or  a  designee  of the state fire administrator. An inspection
  report shall be produced by the  inspecting  agency  for  each  building
  inspected.
    2.  The  annual  fire  inspection  for public and independent colleges
  shall be made when the college is in session.
    3. The office of fire prevention and control is  authorized  to  adopt
  rules and regulations establishing minimum standards for the content and
  frequency  of  such  inspections  in  order  to  ensure  compliance with
  applicable fire safety standards. In the event violations of  applicable
  codes,  rules and regulations pertaining to fire safety are found during
  inspections, the office of fire prevention and control is authorized  to
  take   appropriate  actions  to  ensure  that  violations  are  promptly
  remedied.
    4. The state fire administrator shall prescribe the format of the fire
  inspection  report.  In  prescribing  such   format   the   state   fire
  administrator  shall consider standards for fire safety set forth in the
  uniform fire prevention and building  code  and  other  applicable  fire
  safety standards.
    5.  Within  ninety  days  of completing such inspection, the office of
  fire prevention and control or its designee shall file  a  copy  of  the
  report  with  the  office  of  the  college  authorities  and  with  the
  commissioner.  All such reports so filed shall be kept as records for at
  least three years after which period they may be destroyed.  A  copy  of
  such  report  shall  also  be  filed with the chief, or other comparable
  officer, of any fire  department  or  fire  corporation  which  has  the
  regular duty of fighting fire in the building inspected.
    6.  The  office  of  fire prevention and control or its designee shall
  make recommendations to the college  authorities  with  respect  to  any
  problems  relating  to  building  fire safety noted in such reports. The
  commissioner may inspect or cause to be inspected at any reasonable time
  for fire prevention and fire protection purposes the buildings  required
  to  be  inspected by this section. The commissioner may impose a fine of
  up to five hundred dollars  per  day  upon  any  public  or  independent
  college which fails to remedy, to the satisfaction of the office of fire
  prevention  and  control,  any violation noted in a report within thirty
  days of receiving a copy of such report.
    7. Every  public  or  independent  college  building  required  to  be
  inspected  by  the office of fire prevention and control or its designee
  may also be examined for fire protection purposes at any reasonable time
  by
    a. the chief of the fire department of the city, town, village or fire
  district in which the college building is located,
    b. the chief of a fire corporation having its headquarters  outside  a
  village or fire district, if the college building is located in the area
  described in the certificate of incorporation of such company,
    c.  the  chief  of  the fire department or fire company affording fire
  protection to a fire district, fire protection district, or  fire  alarm

district  pursuant  to a contract, if the college building is located in
  any such district,
    d.  the  member  of  any  fire  department  or  fire company listed in
  paragraphs a, b or c of this subdivision assigned by the chief.
    8. Any person, or any public or other corporation for which  any  such
  persons  acts,  shall  not  be liable for any error, omission or lack of
  thoroughness in the making of the  inspection  and  report  required  or
  permitted by this section.
    9.  The term "college authorities", as used in this section, means the
  board of trustees, board of  directors,  or  other  governing  board  in
  general charge of the operation of any such college.
    10.  The  term "public college" shall mean and include "state-operated
  institutions", "statutory or contract colleges" and "community colleges"
  as defined in section three hundred fifty of this chapter.
    11. The term "independent college"  shall  mean  colleges  other  than
  those included within subdivision ten of this section.

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