“The state is calling into question several school building inspections carried out by the Ramapo fire inspector.
In a March 14 letter from the state Department of Education to fire inspector Adam Peltz, department Facilities Planning Coordinator Carl Thurnau brings up multiple issues with inspections Peltz carried out at four Rockland County private schools: The Rockland Institute for Special Education, Bais Yaakov, Green Meadow Waldorf and Bais Yehuda.
Peltz, who also serves as the president of the Monsey Fire Department, could not be reached for comment Sunday night, nor could Anthony Mallia, Ramapo’s director of building, planning and zoning, or Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence.
“We are advising the schools in your area to seek alternative assistance in complementing their annual inspections,” wrote Thurnau, who also sent a letter to St. Lawrence. “It is imperative that fire inspections be performed in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in order to ensure the safety of students and staff.”
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