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Fire and emergency protection in public buildings
Public Buildings (PBB) CHAPTER 44, ARTICLE 5
§ 140. Fire and emergency protection in public buildings. 1. It shall
be the duty of each superintendent or chief executive officer of each of
the public institutions and buildings of the state, supported wholly or
partly by the funds of the state, to provide that the following
regulations for the protection of the incarcerated individuals of said
buildings and the buildings be complied with: There shall be provided a
sufficient number of stand-pipes, with connections or outlets on each
floor, and sufficient fire hose to properly protect the entire floor
surface. Sufficient portable fire extinguishers shall be provided on
each floor of each building to provide adequate fire protection. All
fire hose shall be inspected under the direction of the engineer at
least once every six months and shall be maintained at all times in
proper condition. On each floor of every public building having two or
more stories where the rooms are connected by an interior hallway, there
shall be posted by each stairway, elevator or other means of egress, a
printed scale floor plan of that particular story, which shall show all
means of egress, clearly labeling those to be used in case of fire. Such
posted floor plan shall clearly indicate exits which would be accessible
for a person having a disability, as such term is defined in subdivision
twenty-one of section two hundred ninety-two of the executive law. Such
floor plan shall be posted in at least two other conspicuous areas
through the building. Said floor plan shall be no smaller than eight
inches by ten inches and shall be posted in such a manner that it cannot
be readily removed. Unless exit doors at floor level are provided at
fire escapes suitable steps must be provided under other openings used
as exits to fire escapes which are not at floor level. Painters'
supplies and inflammable liquids of all kinds must not be stored in
buildings occupied by wards of the state or employees. All attics and
basements must be constantly kept free from rubbish or articles not
necessary to the proper conduct of the institution or building, and must
be regularly swept, cleaned and all broken or needless articles promptly

2. Subject to regulations promulgated pursuant to this subdivision, it
shall be an additional duty of each such superintendent or chief
executive officer of each of the public institutions and buildings of
the state to equip each such building with an automated external
defibrillator. The commissioner of general services shall promulgate
regulations providing for a phase-in schedule of the duty created by
this section. Such regulations shall address the appropriate number of
automated external defibrillators for such buildings, based on the size
or occupancy of the buildings; the training of personnel and use of such
automated external defibrillator; and any other matter deemed necessary
by such commissioner to effectuate the duty prescribed by this section.

3. The moneys necessary to carry out the provisions of this section
shall be supplied from the moneys annually appropriated for the
maintenance of the above described institutions.