FIRE DEPARTMENT VIOLATIONS

Landlord Didn't Conduct Residential Sprinkler Flow Test

July 24, 2018    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to conduct a required test of the building's residential sprinkler system. At a hearing, landlord said that the test had been scheduled and...

Landlord Fined for Failing to Obtain Heating Fuel Oil Storage Permit

May 21, 2018    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for not having a required permit for storage/use of fuel oil for heating. Landlord argued that the Fire Department wouldn't issue the permit because...

Landlord Didn't Produce Certification of Curtain Flameproofing at Inspection

March 12, 2018    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide a certificate of compliance for flame-resistant materials. The inspector said that landlord had failed to provide a sworn statement to...

Landlord Fined for Not Posting Fire Safety Notices

November 29, 2017    

The Fire Department issued two violation notices to landlord for failure to maintain at the building a record of annual servicing of portable fire extinguishers, and failure to post fire safety notices on each...

Certificate of Approval of Fuel Oil Burning and Storage Equipment Unavailable

September 26, 2017    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to provide documentation that DOB had approved landlord's fuel oil burning and/or fuel oil storage equipment. Landlord sought dismissal of the...

New Landlord Fined for Undocumented Sprinkler System

August 28, 2017    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain or produce records for a sprinkler system and failing to obtain or produce a certificate of fitness from the person maintaining the...

Landlord Fined for Electrical Room and Sprinkler System Violations

June 26, 2017    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to remove storage from the building's electrical room and failing to repair or replace a defective water motor gong for the sprinkler system....

Landlord Didn't Conduct Timely Sprinkler System Test

January 25, 2017    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to arrange and conduct a five-year hydrostatic pressure test of the building’s sprinkler system. Landlord claimed that the test wasn’t...

Landlord Fined for Failing to Maintain Petrometer on Fuel Oil Tank

August 23, 2016    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to maintain the building’s heating system, and directed landlord to replace the level indicating device (petrometer) for the fuel oil tank....

Landlord Completed Sprinkler Test Shortly After Violation Issued

July 25, 2016    

The Fire Department issued a violation notice to landlord for failing to arrange a flow test of the building’s residential sprinkler system in the presence of an FDNY representative. At a hearing, landlord...

Loft Tenant Violated Fire Code by Blocking Sprinkler System

June 17, 2016    

Loft tenant appealed a decision by ECB that reinstated a violation against her for obstructing the sprinkler system in her loft unit in violation of the NYC Fire Code and fined tenant $475. The court denied tenant...

Landlord Fined for Noncompliance with Sprinkler System Rules

May 24, 2016    

The Fire Department issued 12 violation notices to landlord relating to sprinklers and other fire protection requirements. Inspection of eight attached townhouses on two dates showed that landlord failed to arrange...

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