Inspection and Testing of Sprinkler and Standpipes During Coronavirus
According to a recent memo from the Chief Inspector of the FDNY (Fire Department of New York), the FDNY is continuing with inspection and testing of sprinkler and standpipe connections. These services are deemed essential to the safety and welfare of the general public as well as first responders.
Due to the impact of the coronavirus on commercial buildings, many of them are vacant or dramatically underused, exposing them to potential threats like arson. Places like hospitals with higher numbers of patients also need to maintain their fire protection systems to the highest level.
Despite many buildings being empty or lightly occupied, all fire protection and life safety systems still require regular inspections and address any repairs to satisfy the NYC Fire Code.