Fire Inspection Limitation; Emergency Medical Services
Councilmember Phil Mendelson, Chairperson fo the Committee on the Judiciary, announces a public hearing on Bill 19-689: Fire Inspection Limitation Amendment Act of 2012 and B19-773: Emergency Medical Services Amendment Act of 2012. The hearing will be held at 12PM on Friday, July 13, 2012 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.
The stated purpose of B19-689 is to clarify the ability of the Mayor to allow civilian, single-role emergency medical service providers to particpate in the District of Columbia Police Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement Program; and to establish a District of Columbia Paramedic Review Board. The stated puprose of B19-773 is to permit the Fire Chief to inspect for code compliance and overcrowding; and to prohibit sanctions for failure to post an occupancy placard unless the Mayo rhas provided a placard to the owner of the premises.
Those who wish to testify should register online or contact Mr. Brian Moore, Committee Clerk, at (202) 724-7808, by fax at (202) 724-6664, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on July 11, 2012 the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to five minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.
If you are unable to testify at the roundtable, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted either to Mr. Moore, or to Ms. Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012.