IMPORTANT: New FDNY Requirements
Updated: Jan 30, 2019
The New York City Fire Department has implemented new regulations in regards to your portable fire extinguishers. Here's what you need to know.
What The Law Was Until Now
Until October of 2018, portable fire extinguishers (PFE'S) were required to be inspected and serviced by a licensed professional minimum once a year, depending on the circumstances. At A-1 Fire Control, safety and compliance is our number one priority, therefore, we are always there to make sure all your extinguishers are inspected, up to code, and safe to use in case of emergency.
As of October 2018, the FDNY has changed and updated the requirements of when and how portable fire extinguishers need to be serviced and inspected.
Besides the annual inspections done by an approved servicing company, there needs to be a monthly check up on each fire extinguisher.
More info on the recent FDNY regulations regarding the portable fire extinguisher (PFE) can be seen here.
What You Need To Do
As the law requires a licensed company to service the Fire Extinguisher annually, it specifically states that you, the occupant, do a monthly inspection called a Quick Check. A Quick Check consists of making sure that the pin and seal are in place, the gauge is in the green, and there’s nothing obstructing the extinguisher. You will need to write the date of inspection and sign your initials in the back of the approved tag.
Although the law has already taken effect in October, the FDNY is now starting to do detailed inspections. We’ve been informed that the FDNY is writing violations for “failure to inspect fire extinguishers on a monthly basis”. Companies that fail to comply with this new regulation can face fines for each fire extinguisher separately.
We Got You Covered
The entire staff at A-1 Fire Control would like to assure all of our valued customers our continued commitment to the highest quality service and fire protection in the fire safety industry.
A-1 Fire Control will be providing these monthly inspections on your behalf for a minimal fee of $2.99 per extinguisher per month. If you would like to enroll in this service or need any additional information please feel free to call our office or just contact us via email at Quick Check firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our name in the List of Approved Portable Fire Extinguishers Servicing Companies