FDNY Approved Fire Extinguisher Company

FDNY Fire Extinguisher Tags are Required on All PFE’s

Regulation of Proof of Compliance

Periodic inspections and servicing of portable fire extinguishers and commercial cooking exhaust systems is mandated by the NYC Fire Code (3 RCNY Section 115-02). Unqualified and dishonest companies providing fraudulent services led to fires that caused significant injuries and loss of property.

To crackdown on these preventable fires, there was a change in the NYC Fire Code. New code updates state that only approved companies can provide the sales and services of portable fire extinguishers and cleaning and servicing of commercial cooking exhaust systems. Each approved company must use FNDY issues tags with specific numbers as proof of compliance to prevent fraud.

FNDY issued tags are only eligible to be purchased by companies that meet the NYC licensing standards, such as Safety Supplies Unlimited LLC, a Gallagher Bassett company. FDNY issued tags are the only acceptable proof of inspection, cleaning and servicing of fire extinguishers and commercial cooking exhaust systems. The tags are designed with various security measures to prevent counterfeiting.


How does this affect you?

All fire extinguishers must have approved FDNY issued tags provided by an authorized provider such as Safety Supplies Unlimited LLC, a Gallagher Bassett company.

The law went into effect on November 15th, 2018, which required any fire extinguisher that was due for an annual inspection to receive the new FDNY issued tags.  The FDNY allowed a 1-year grace period to allow contractors, business owners, construction sites, etc. to schedule their annual inspections for their units and comply with the new rule.  By November 15, 2019, ALL fire extinguishers must have these new tags affixed onto them.


SSU is an FDNY approved fire extinguisher vendor. We can inspect and retag your extinguishers for FDNY compliance.

Our company will assist you to comply with this new regulation. SSU will replace all tags for current clients or new clients AT NO ADDITIONAL FEE as long as SSU performs the annual inspections required on your fire extinguishers.

Our certified Technicians will be available to swap out old tags with new tags on your site. SSU will ensure that your job remains safe with the right fire safety equipment and with proper tags, inspections, and repairs.


The new FDNY issued tags contain new security measures such as holograms and barcodes to prevent fraudulently reproducing these tags.  Only FDNY approved providers can purchase these tags directly from the FDNY (using a third party) and no other tags will be recognized by the FDNY.

Below are some added features that can help you distinguish a real tag from a fraudulent one:

Front side:

  • New FDNY tags have specific shape, size and color
  • A hologram can be located on the front of the tag which will present an array of colors once held to light
  • The authorized company that is supplying these tags will have their company name and logo printed directly onto the tag by the FDNY

Back side:

  • The back of the tag will have the technician’s name and Certificate of Fitness number printed on the tag
  • Authorized company name and license number will be printed
  • The tag contains a designated field for the serial number and location of the fire extinguisher
  • Tags will be printed with a QR code which once scanned will direct you to the online FDNY authorized list to verify that the supplier that issued you this tag is FDNY approved

Contact SSU, a FDNY approved fire extinguisher company, today to schedule your service appointment!

Phone: 201 – 436 – 4200

Email: sales@ssunlimited.biz

Contact SSU today!