TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-28.01
Comprehensive Fire Safety Act

SECTION 23-28.01-5


§ 23-28.01-5 Planning and reporting.

(a) The system of fire safety codes, compliance, enforcement, and education, shall be regularly reviewed in order to maintain the use of best practices throughout Rhode Island and to plan for and implement professional, comprehensive, efficient and effective fire safety measures in the state.

(b) The fire marshal shall, in conjunction with the fire safety code board of appeal and review, the building code commission, the department of health, the economic development corporation, the department of elementary and secondary education, and representatives of local fire departments, prepare and approve by February 20, 2004, a comprehensive plan setting forth goals and implementation measures for improving fire safety in Rhode Island, which plan shall include recommendations regarding public, fire safety education. The plan may be periodically reviewed and amended and shall be updated at least once every five (5) years. The plan, and any amendments and updates, shall be submitted to the governor, the speaker of the house and the president of the senate. A copy of the plan shall be provided to the secretary of state, and the report shall be posted on the website of the fire marshal.

(c) The fire marshal shall submit a report on or before February 1, 2005, and annually not later than February 1 in each year thereafter, to the governor, the speaker of the house and the president of the senate on fire safety in Rhode Island, summarizing the incidence of fires in Rhode Island, describing the status of fire safety efforts in Rhode Island and progress toward meeting goals set forth in the five (5) year plan, and recommending actions for improving fire safety. A copy of the report shall be provided to the secretary of state, and the report shall be posted on the website of the fire marshal.

(d) In order to increase public information about fire risks in places of assembly, the fire marshal shall make public the repeat and/or uncorrected fire safety code violations of all places of assembly that are classified as nightclubs and provide this information on a website, effective February 20, 2004.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2003, ch. 106, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 107, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 220, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 225, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 415, § 20.)