Capitol Fire Sprinkler is a full service and licensed fire sprinkler company proudly helping thousands of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings in the New York area protect their property and people. Our specialties include the removal of FDNY & ECB violations along with NFPA inspections. We have a division dedicated to the installation of new sprinkler systems, and a second division to handle all repairs, tests, inspections, and violation removals. We also offer inspections and maintenance for fire extinguishers.
Our service area includes: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester and Northern New Jersey.
Capitol Fire Sprinkler Company was founded by Sidney Levine in Brooklyn, New York in 1952. When Sidney Levine was looking for work after World War II, a neighbor told him about an opening at the local sprinkler company. What started as a post-war job developed into a life-long devotion to the fire protection industry; a devotion which has been passed down to three generations. Now based in Queens, New York, Capitol Fire Sprinkler is run by Sidney’s son, Richard, and Richard’s children Adam, Jamie, and Torie. We have since grown into one of the largest and most highly regarded fire sprinkler companies in New York. Capitol Fire Sprinkler is proudly associated with Goldman Action Fire Prevention and Manhattan Fire Sprinkler.
Capitol Fire Sprinkler began as a family-run business that was started by World War II veteran Sidney Levine in 1952.
We are a full service licensed Master Fire Suppression Contractor dedicated to your fire protection needs and proudly serving residential, commercial, and industrial buildings in the New York area. We specialize in the consultation, design, and installation of new fire sprinkler systems, and offer repair, maintenance, inspection and testing on existing systems. We also perform inspections and maintenance for fire extinguishers.
We’ve helped thousands of building owners and managers in the New York area protect their property and people with top quality fire sprinkler systems. Let us help protect your building too.
Richard Levine is currently the President of Capitol Fire Sprinkler (CFS) and has been with the Company since 1978. Richard studied Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland (’78) and received an MBA from Hofstra University (’81). He is a Licensed Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor in NYC (#288B) and holds several additional fire sprinkler licenses in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester, and New Jersey.
Richard belongs to multiple professional trade organizations, notably as the Former-President of the New York Fire Sprinkler Contractor’s Association. Richard is the second-generation owner of CFS and worked with his father and the original founder, Sidney Levine.
Outside of work Richard enjoys spending time with his family; especially his five grandchildren.
Adam Levine is currently the Vice President of Capitol Fire Sprinkler and has been with the Company full-time since 2011. Adam studied Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland (’06) and received an MBA from Baruch College (’12). Adam is a Licensed Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor in NYC (#1063B), a registered Professional Engineer (Fire Protection #093393) in New York State, and holds several additional licenses in Nassau County and Suffolk County.
Additionally, Adam volunteers as a Principal on the Technical Committee for NFPA-14 (Standpipes), as a member of the Fire Protection Technical Committee for the NYC Building / Existing Building Codes, as a member of the NYC Plumbing and Master Fire Suppression Piping Licensing Board, and as a member of the FDNY Fire Code Advisory Committee. He belongs to multiple professional trade organizations, notably as the current Vice President of the New York Fire Sprinkler Contractor’s Association and as a Professional Member of the SFPE.
Outside of work Adam enjoys spending time with his family, his Peloton, and listening to his favorite band Phish.
Jamie Levine is currently the Vice President of Capitol Sprinkler Service Corp. and has been with the Company since 2010. Jamie studied Economics at the University of Maryland (’08) and received an MBA from Hofstra University (’10).
Jamie belongs to multiple professional trade organizations, including the New York Fire Sprinkler Contractor’s Association.
Jamie takes her Grandfather’s saying “If you love what you do you’ll never have to work a day in your life” to heart. She thoroughly enjoys getting to know all of Capitol’s customers and ensuring they have a positive experience. Please don’t be shy to reach out to Jamie for any matter big or small. She is here to help.
Paul Marchese is currently the Vice President of Operations for Capitol Fire Sprinkler and has been with the Company since 2004. Paul has a degree in Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology. Paul over 45 years of experience working in the NYC fire sprinkler industry. In his tenure, he has served as the Chief Estimator at National Sprinkler Corp., a Branch Manager at Grinnell Fire Protection, and was President of his own Company, Fire Technology Inc.
Paul is a former NYC Licensed Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor and has held various licenses in Nassau and Suffolk County. He is NICET IV certified, and has belonged to multiple professional trade organizations, including the New York Fire Sprinkler Contractor’s Association and the MCA. Finally, he is a former volunteer fire fighter (North Bellmore).
Outside of work Paul enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren, going on Disney cruises, and playing with his dogs.
Leslie Tannenbaum is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Capitol Fire Sprinkler and has been with the Company since 2011. Leslie is a graduate of Pace University with a BBA in Public Accounting. After graduating, Leslie obtained her CPA license and began her career as a Public Accountant. After four years in public accounting, Leslie worked in the private sector, having held leadership roles in the Printing, Marketing and Point-of-Purchase Display industries.
Outside of work, Leslie enjoys spending her time with her family, good friends and her two dogs. Leslie is a musical theater geek, loves playing ping pong and enjoys listening to live music whenever she can.