BUFFALO NEWS: Firefighter regulations win praise from two legislators

Mark Grisanti

August 22, 2012

New state regulations designed to protect firefighters working in high-rise buildings were praised Monday by State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, R-Buffalo, and Assemblyman Dennis H. Garbryszak, D-Cheektowaga, during a Grand Island news conference.

In announcing approval of the legislation just signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the legislators said fire companies are now required to provide safety ropes and other escape equipment to firefighters who may find normal exits blocked during the course of extinguishing a blaze. It also allows individual fire companies to decide what equipment is needed.