Category: FDNY

How to Obtain a Certificate of Fitness

Jobs that are unsafe to do without proper knowledge and experience require a Certificate of Fitness (COF) to perform. There are dozens of kinds of certificates, ranging from sprinkler systems to places of assembly. The full list of all available exams can be found here.  It is important to check the requirements online to make sure ...

Flow Tests

Standpipes are installed in multi-story buildings and are available for fire hoses to connect to. Sprinkler systems are also in place in large buildings. Flow tests on these devices must be performed by a licensed fire suppression plumber. Sprinklers and standpipes need to be tested every three to five years. Your contractor will ask the ...

Sprinkler Deadline

Local Law 26 of 2004 is in place to help with building safety in the event of an emergency or fire. It came to fruition after 9/11 occurred, and it became clear that building safety implementations were of paramount importance. Clear signage, unblocked egress, and ways to combat fire are all necessities that are included ...