Research

Meeting minutes, reports, and working files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The Joint Legislative Committee on Fire Laws studied and recommended changes to laws about volunteer firefighters and fire protection codes in localities and fire districts. Records include draft and final copies of the committee’s interim and final reports; press releases; form letters; organizational meeting materials; meeting agenda and minutes; and related correspondence. Issues included fire department officer qualifications, disability benefits and school fire safety.
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3.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1955-1963
Series Number:
A0223

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of material produced by the Joint Legislative Committee on Fire Laws as products of work to study and recommend changes to laws relating to volunteer firemen and fire protection codes in localities and fire districts. The Joint Legislative Committee was created by a concurrent resolution on April 2, 1955, at which point its predecessor, the Temporary State Commission on Fire Laws, was dissolved.

The material includes draft, proof, and final copies of the committee's interim and final reports (Box 1); press releases; form letters; organizational meeting materials; meeting agenda and minutes; and related correspondence and other material on actions taken or proposed by the committee or its subcommittees.

Issues addressed by the committee and represented in the series include: qualifications for fire department officers; disability benefits; penalties for sounding false fire alarms; school fire safety; and responsibility for damage claims from forest fires.

Also present are two 7" reels of magnetic audiotape of a January 1961 meeting of the committee. A note found with the first tape (parts 1 and 2 of the meeting) indicates points on the tapes (parts 2 and 3) at which certain speakers may be heard. It is unknown when the note was made.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Custodial History

Three alienated boxes were added to the 1978 accession by Archives staff in 1994.

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