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Understand NYC Regulatory Management for Local Laws
Fire safety is the set of practices intended to reduce the destruction caused by fire.
The FDNY monitors compliance for all Certificates of Fitness (COF). These certifications are legally required for most businesses to operate within New York City. COF program prepares people to prevent fire by teaching how to safely use, store and handle dangerous materials in the workplace. There are eight (8) types of Certificate of Fitness:
Certificate of Fitness (COF) are valid for 3 years. The certificate may be renewed 90 days before the expiration date. Renewals can be done online, by mail or in person. Majority renewals are $15. Depending on the exam, a new exam may be required.
The Fire and Emergency Preparedness Guide is a fire safety information booklet sent out to residents, oftentimes during safety notice mailings season. The FEP Guide is split into two parts. Part I is building-specific and Part II is drafted by the FDNY, highlighting general safety tips and directions.
The FEP Guide has to be provided to tenants at least once every three calendar years, and can be delivered in a few ways, including first class mail, hand-delivery, or email. The Guide can also be delivered during Fire Safety Week in October. But no matter when you choose to deliver it, or how, records of delivery and a copy of the Guide itself needs to be kept and provided to the FDNY upon request.
Besides the regular, ongoing delivery, Guides must also be provided to all residents in the case of a material change in building conditions (not including temporary repairs or maintenance work).
It must also be provided to new residents at the time of lease, sublease, or other occupancy agreements. Also, when hiring a new building employees must receive a copy before they report to work at the building.
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