The NYU Global Properties Life Safety Guideline Questionnaire (PDF) is to be used by personnel viewing global properties for use by NYU students, faculty, and staff. The intent is to determine if the property provides adequate life safety provisions in case of emergency to permit occupants to egress the facility safety. Should you have any questions regarding completion of the document or understanding the technical questions, please contact Environmental Health and Safety for assistance.
The New York Education Law 6438 (Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act), requires the immediate disclosure of residential fire safety system information by all New York State colleges and universities in New York State. Please click on the link above to view the information.
A fire drill is a tool used to train personnel and building occupants on evacuation procedures and to evaluate evacuation performance. NYU conducts fire drills in academic buildings and dormitories as required by the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). NYU conducts three fire drills per academic year in each academic building and four fire drills per year in dormitories with fire alarms. Office buildings with more than 100 people have two drills per year. See NYU's Fire Drills Policy (PDF) for further details.
It is unlawful to operate a laboratory or storage room in which flammable liquids, flammable solids, flammable gases, oxidizing materials, explosive materials, unstable or reactive chemicals are used in testing, research, experimental or instructional work, without a permit from the FDNY Fire Commissioner.
If your lab or storage area contains chemicals in quantities that meet of exceed one or more of the following criteria, you must have a permit for that area:
Click here (PDF) or more information on what the Fire Department looks for during a permit inspection.
Click here to search the index of Certificates of Fitness by title or by number. Each has an associated Study Material, Memorandum of Understanding, and Notice of Examination unless otherwise noted.
In all locations where there are laboratories in operation, at least one person per floor must have obtained a Certificate of Fitness (Type C-14) from the FDNY. This CoF must be posted at all times in all laboratories. Information can be obtained by going to the FDNY Website or by calling 718-999-1986.
Any persons using flammable gases to do torch cutting or welding is required to obtain a Certificate of Fitness (Type G-95) from the FDNY. Information can be obtained by going to the FDNY Website or by calling 718-999-1986.
Colleges and Universities are required by the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) to publish and distribute an annual security and fire safety report containing (1) campus security and student residence fire safety policies and procedures and (ii) campus crime and fire statistics. In the 2013-2014 Campus Security and Fire Safety report which follows, the term "campus" will include all NYU facilities (on-campus and non-campus). The crime statistics on page 7 of this report are broken down into the categories of "on campus," "non-campus," and "public property." Information on the annual fire safety report begins on page 11.