COVID-19: FDNY

5/11/2020

Effective May 11, FDNY is accepting new applications and amendments for a variety of select filing types. A list of applicable filings and additional information is available on the FDNY website.


3/31/20

FDNY created temporary procedures to accommodate submissions of plans. Additionally, below are questions ACEC NY asked FDNY and the department’s response: 

ACEC New York Questions:

  1. Will FDNY consider accepting e-submittals? (Examples: TM-1 forms, Fire Alarm and ARCS forms)
  2. Will FDNY accept an electronic alternative to signed and sealed documents?
  3. Will FDNY transition to conference calls in place of in-person review meetings?
  4. Is the FDNY inspection process being affected in terms of speed or process for inspection requests?


FDNY Response by Kevin J. Brennan, Deputy Assistant Chief, FDNY Bureau of Fire Prevention:

Yes we will be accepting e-submittals. As a temporary measure we will accept signed application forms and other documents, with stamp, etc. Typed signatures will not be accepted. We will also conduct conference calls instead of face to face meetings. We have several bridge lines to facilitate this format.  During this crisis our ability to stay on schedule will be affected to some degree as our work schedules have been altered during this difficult time. We are doing everything we can to continue to provide our services to the public to the best of our ability. We are sending out a notice to industry explaining these interim filing measures. 


3/27/2020

The New York Fire Alarm Association provided the following information to an ACEC New York member firm:

FDNY Fire Alarm Inspection Unit Announcement  

Due to the volume of Fire Inspection cancellations, effective immediately and until further notice, the only way to reschedule cancelled FDNY inspections is to come to FDNY Headquarters located at 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, New York. Please use the Flatbush Avenue entrance. DO NOT SUBMIT FIRE ALARM RE-INSPECTIONS REQUEST VIA FAX OR EMAIL.  

FDNY Headquarters: The Public Records Unit will no longer accept in-person record requests. Requests can be made via mail or online. Mail to: FDNY Public Records Unit, 9 Metrotech Center - First Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201


3/20/20

Due to Coronavirus concerns, effective immediately, the Cure/Compliance Unit will no longer conduct in-person processing of Certificates of Correction at FDNY Headquarters.
 
Until further notice you may request a review of Certificates of Corrections/Proofs of Corrections via regular mail or through email submission as noted below. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Submit your request via mail to:
Bureau of Legal Affairs
Administrative Enforcement Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201
 
Submit your request via email to:
Curedesk@fdny.nyc.gov
 
Any questions should be submitted through the email provided above.



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