Fire Director Renewed Certificate of Fitness on Time

LVT Number: #24523

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to renew its certificate of fitness of the building's fire safety director. At a hearing, landlord's fire safety director stated that he completed a course, passed a test, and submitted his renewal application to the Fire Department. Fire Department computer records indicated that he was in good standing, but he had not yet received a certificate. The ALJ ruled against landlord and fined it $750. Landlord appealed and won. Additional documents submitted on appeal showed that landlord's Fire Director had been in good standing for 25 years, had filed his renewal application with the Fire Department on Dec. 23, 2011, but that the Department didn't issue the certificate of fitness to him until August 2012. Still, the certificate of fitness was renewed as of June 25, 2012, the date of the violation. The fine was revoked.