Advocates for Fire Safety Measures

February 4, 2015

Rep. Eric Bethel (R-Watertown) and Sen. Rob Kane (R-Watertown) on Feb. 3 testified in favor of legislation which would require landlords to notify tenants whether there is an operative sprinkler system in their housing units. The idea for the proposal originated from Watertown resident Jeffrey Block, whose daughter, Eva, was a student at Marist College when she tragically died in an off-campus house fire in 2012. Block also testified in favor of the legislation. The bill now awaits legislative action by the General Assembly’s Housing Committee. Attached photo, l to r: Sen. Rob Kane, Watertown resident Jeffrey Block, Rep. Eric Bethel.