City Councilman Corey Johnson said the measure would require buildings taller than six stories to have emergency public-address systems so first responders and building managers can communicate better with residents.
The proposal comes in the wake of a three-alarm blaze in Hell’s Kitchen that took the life of Daniel McClung and critically injured his husband.
As of Wednesday evening, friends had raised more than $50,000 toward the recovery of a man whose husband died in a Hell’s Kitchen high-rise fire this past weekend.
The husband of a man killed in a Hell’s Kitchen high-rise fire remained hospitalized Tuesday night, and his family said he was beginning “the long road to physical and emotional recovery.”
Fire officials said that unless your building has a sprinkler system the stairway will act as a chimney, a vertical funnel for smoke.
It happened around 11 a.m. Sunday in an apartment on the 20th floor of a building at 43rd Street and 10th Avenue.
One man is dead, and another remained hospitalized Sunday night, after a three-alarm fire broke out in a high-rise fire in Midtown Manhattan.