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Bill Proposes High-Rises Be Equipped With PA Systems

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A Manhattan Councilman is proposing a bill calling for new fire safety rules in high rise buildings in the city.

It comes a week after a fire claimed the life of Daniel McClung, an up and coming playwright who died while trying to escape flames in his Midtown building.

The legislation, set to be unveiled Monday by City Councilman Corey Johnson, would require all high rises to have a system in place for firefighters to be able to communicate with people during fires.

The proposed law would cover existing and future buildings.

McClung was found in a stairwell trying to leave the building, but officials say that in fires in high-rises it's usually safest for people to stay in their apartments.

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