Yesterday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed Executive Order 12 to strengthen fire safety enforcement and outreach in the aftermath of the tragic Twin Parks apartment fire in January. The executive order will increase coordination between Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) inspectors to identify safety violations earlier and increase fire safety compliance. FDNY and HPD will also launch a broad campaign to educate New Yorkers on fire safety.
“We are turning our pain into purpose, and making sure we protect future New Yorkers. Yesterday’s executive order strengthening fire safety enforcement and outreach is a proactive step that will save lives and help ensure we do not have a repeat of what occurred in January at Twin Parks. I want to thank Mayor Adams, FDNY, and HPD, as well as our partners on the federal level and the Bronx Fire Safety Task Force for their collaboration on this important issue. Interagency communication is key in preventing the next tragic fire from occurring in our city, and we will continue to do the work to keep our residents and families safe.”