Fire and Life Safety at NYU

Fire and Life Safety works to ensure the safety of NYU students, faculty, and staff through the interpretation of local, state, and federal fire protection codes and standards.  The unit provides comprehensive services encompassing Evacuation Planning, Fire and Non-Fire Drills, Fire Protection Systems, as well as all aspects of Fire Safety and Emergency planning, education, and training. Fire and Life Safety serves as the liaison to the FDNY and also works to minimize fire risks through regular building inspections.

Fire Drills

A fire drill is a method of practicing how a building would be evacuated in the event of a fire or other emergency. NYU conducts three fire drills per academic year in each academic building and four fire drills per year in residence halls. Office buildings with more than 100 people have two drills per year. See NYU's Fire Drills Policy (.DOC) for further details.  

Certificate of Fitness for Torch Use of Flammable Gases for Cutting and Welding

Any persons using flammable gases to do torch cutting or welding is required to obtain a Certificate of Fitness (Type G-60) from the FDNY. Information can be obtained by going to the FDNY Website or by calling 718-999-1986