What is Local Law 26 of 2004?

Effective October 22, 2004, Local Law 26 of 2004,  mandates retroactive requirements for fire sprinkler systems. In short: Office buildings 100 feet or more in height must install sprinklers throughout the building and submit a certificate of compliance prepared by an architect or engineer to the Department of Buildings by July 1, 2019.

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Fire Sprinklers Are Now Required in Pet Stores

On Thursday August 13th, the New York City Council passed a bill that will require pet stores to install automatic fire sprinklers. The bill specifies that pet stores and other businesses where animals are kept for 24 hours must have sprinklers installed by December 2016. This includes pet stores, kennels, pounds, and veterinary clinics that […]

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Who Are Today’s Home Fire Victims? [Infographic]

The latest issue of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter highlights the demographics of home fire victims. The report, Characteristics of Home Fire Victims by Marty Ahrens, analyzes trends from home fire losses and injuries by age, gender, race, and region based on data from local fire departments. The report found that between 2007-2011: Home fires killed […]

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How to Remove Your ECB Violation

We know violations from the Environmental Control Board (ECB) can seem daunting. Hearings? Penalties? It’s understandable you’re concerned. Whether you received a notice to perform a 5 year hydrostatic test, notice of violation, or violation order, Capitol Fire Sprinkler will provide you with the proper paperwork, testing and repairs to guide you through the process of clearing your violations.

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The Insider’s Guide to Local Law 58/09

Local Law 58/09 refers to the color-coding of sprinklers and standpipes. The law is enforced through inspections by the Department of Buildings and Fire Department. Since property owners and contractors are legally obligated to comply with this law, it is important to understand what is required.  Do you need help making your fire sprinkler compliant?  Contact Capitol […]

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