Fire Safety Code and Handbooks

New York Education Law 6438 (Kerry Rose Sprinkler Notification)

Kerry Rose Sprinkler Notification (.DOC)

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  

Fire Drills

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 (.DOC) for further details.  

Fire Department Permits for Laboratories

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 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:

  • 32 ounces or greater of a flammable liquid
  • ½ pound or greater of a solid oxidizing agent
  • A flammable gas cylinder that is at least 20 inches in height or 6 inches in diameter
  • 10 gallons or greater of a combustible liquid
  • 15 gallons or greater of an acid

Click here (.DOC) or more information on what the Fire Department looks for during a permit inspection.

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