Attention Building Owners, Contractors, Management Companies, Construction Companies, and Business Owners!
Investigation Of Fraudulent Activity Prompts Change In Fire Code for Portable Fire Extinguishers and Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems
New Regulation of Proof of Compliance
|The NYC Fire Code (3 RCNY Section 115-02) requires the periodic inspection and servicing of portable fire extinguishers and commercial cooking exhaust systems. A rash of unscrupulous companies providing bogus services led to fires and significant injuries and loss of property.
These senseless and preventable fires triggered a change in the NYC Fire Code. The new code calls for the use of only approved companies to provide the sales and services of portable fire extinguishers and the cleaning and servicing of commercial cooking exhaust systems. To prevent fraud and as an added measure of proof of compliance, the approved companies will use specifically numbered tags and decals issued by the FDNY.
Only companies that meet the NYC licensing standards are eligible to purchase the Fire Department issued decals and tags, and only FDNY – issued decals and tags will be acceptable proof of the inspection, cleaning and/or servicing. The decals and tags will be designed with various security measures to prevent counterfeiting.