Torres introduces new bipartisan fire safety legislation in hopes of preventing another Twin Parks


On Wednesday, U.S Rep. Ritchie Torres introduced new bipartisan federal legislation to permit the United States Fire Administration (USFA) to assist local firefighter investigators after a major fire.

The “Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act”  comes as a result of the recent Twin Parks North West apartment building fire in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx that took the lives of 17 New Yorkers, including eight children, as a result of a faulty space heater. It is part of a federal legislative package to solve the underlying issues that caused the deadly fire and prevent future tragedies, according to Torres, a Bronx progressive.

More from Around New York