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Firefighter Emergency Escape Systems

In August 2012, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law legislation that has an impact on the escape systems firefighters at risk of entrapment at elevations must carry. Section 27-a of the Labor Law requires that employers assess the risk of entrapment at elevations and provide equipment and training to address that particular risk.

Online Training Kit

This is your online training kit, complete with materials to provide additional assistance. Watch our training video below and use the additional materials further down the page.

Copy of the law

DOL regulations

Inspection of emergency escape equipment

List of PESH Offices

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Public Employee Safety and Health office at (518) 457-3518 or your district office listed above.

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