NFPA 25 Fire Sprinkler Inspections in Manhattan NY

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Manhattan has adopted the National Fire Protection Association Standard # 25 as a matter of law effective January 1, 2012. The Bronx is one of the few large cities worldwide that had yet to adopt this standard and the FDNY and insurance company underwriters have now fully embraced this new standard and are positioned to aggressively assure compliance for all applicable facilities. The new law now makes every building owner legally responsible for ensuring that all NFPA 25 inspections, testing, and servicing intervals are performed by a licensed individual in Brooklyn and that detailed records of same are maintained for a minimum of 3 years and are readily available for inspection by the New York City Fire Department at any given moment.

NFPA 25 has specific inspection, testing, and servicing requirements. The reporting shall include information relative to the conditions of water supply, gravity and pressure tanks, valves, risers, piping, sprinkler heads, fire department connections, alarms, fire/booster/special service pumps, internal obstructions, and conditions of all other system equipment and appurtenances.

The W-12 FDNY Certificate of Fitness has been replaced by an S-12 Certificate of Fitness. Allstate Sprinkler’s NFPA 25 inspection and service personnel in Brooklyn have all been certified by the FDNY at such a level. We have also customized computer software to help assure that your facility is in compliance and that the inevitable fines and potential liability for not adhering to NFPA 25 can be avoided.

Please contact us immediately so that the appropriate paperwork and contracts can be established and the FDNY’s new requirements can be satisfied.

In need of a 5-year sprinkler test in Manhattan? When it comes to making sure your place of business or building is up to code, the experts at Allstate Sprinklers Corp. are available to put your mind at ease.

PREPARE FOR A NFPA 25 FIRE SPRINKLER INSPECTION IN Manhattan

Allstate Sprinkler Corp. is proud to say that they’re able to provide service to thousands of buildings throughout the entire tri-state area. Their NFPA 25 sprinkler inspections and tests are able to provide you with comfort in knowing that your sprinkler system has not been subject to any vandalism, deterioration or in-house maintenance problems.

A few steps to help you prepare for your Bronx fire sprinkler inspection

Preparation is Important to Passing Your Fire Sprinkler Inspection:

  • Meeting with the inspector before your fire inspection may be in your best interest in order to ask what items the inspector will be looking for.
  • Give the fire inspector copies of your fire system or equipment inspection, testing, and maintenance reports. Reviewing these reports with the inspector before the actual inspection is important to provide any issues noted previously had been corrected.
  • Make sure to have a responsible person available to accompany the fire inspector with keys to all areas, and take notes. These notes will help give you additional insight into the inspector’ thought process and may be able to provide you with valuable information for your future fire sprinkler inspections.

Preparing for an annual inspection is important for developing a good working relationship with the fire inspector and gaining positive results. Using a general checklist can help you prepare for the inspection.

Inspection contracts are designed to review a multi-point checklist during each of your sprinkler inspections. This method of inspection permits you to provide a thorough and well-documented account of the status of your sprinkler system(s).

Keep your fire sprinkler system well maintained for the safety of your building

It’s very important for your staff to realize and recognize that your building is protected by a sprinkler system, as well as how it works if necessary. Allstate Sprinkler Corporation is able to demonstrate to both you and your staff the working components of your fire sprinkler system during your sprinkler inspection, while also providing you with any information that may clarify any questions or concerns you may have.

The Allstate fire sprinkler systems do not “just go off”. Most of the sprinkler accidents take place from:

  • Extreme cold weather conditions
  • Lack of heat
  • Vandalism
  • Other unfortunate accidents

Allstate Sprinkler Corp. performs all preventative measures during their Bronx fire sprinkler inspection in order to avoid any problems that could exist within your system(s).

Why do you need to have a routine fire sprinkler inspection?

At Allstate Sprinkler Corp. in the Bronx, you can rest assured that your sprinkler system will have the right working capacity and always be fire ready when you need it. Our routine inspections are able to evaluate and test your sprinkler system in order to assure you and our team at Allstate that your facility is being maintained properly, and that your fire sprinkler will function as it is designed.

Schedule your next NFPA 25 fire sprinkler inspection with Allstate Sprinkler Corp. So you can be prepared for any questions or concerns about your sprinkler system.

The Allstate Sprinkler Corp. is extremely concerned with knowing that your sprinkler system is fire ready and prepared to function as designed. You’ll be provided the service and respect that our customers have depended on for many years.

Why Allstate Sprinklers

We have over 100 employees who are trained and certified to perform to protect the buildings in Manhattan as well as service our customer base with outstanding knowledge and products.

In addition, we have been in business for over 40 years. Our mission is to build a distinguished and financially strong organization whose high standard of excellence is embraced by employees, clients, and the community we serve.

NFPA 25

NFPA 25 requires an internal inspection of fire sprinkler system piping every five years. This is to be conducted to inspect for the “presence of foreign organic and inorganic material.” Foreign materials can cause obstructions to pipes and sprinklers.

The three levels of inspections for NFPA 25

Internal Pipe Inspection

This requires the opening of a flushing connection at the end of one main and the removal of one sprinkler head near the end of a branch line. These openings are to be inspected for the “presence of foreign organic and inorganic material.”

Internal Pipe Examination for ‘At-Risk’ Systems

NFPA 25 lists conditions in which this type of internal pipe exam is to be performed. This inspection requires internal pipe examinations at the following four points of a fire sprinkler system:

• System valve
• Riser
• Cross main
• Branch line

Obstruction Investigation

This is to be performed if “foreign organic or inorganic material” is found during an internal pipe inspection. NFPA 25 provides the requirements to conduct obstruction investigations in Manhattan.

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Manhattan

Facts about Manhattan

times squareAbout Manhattan

Manhattan is located in New York County, New York.

  • Population (approx.): 1,488,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.7831°N, 73.9712°W
  • Postcodes: 10001, 10004, 10103, 10281

Things to Do and See Around Town

  • Times Square – one of the most recognizable places in the world! Famous for its New Years celebrations.
  • The Beresford (near West 81st Street and Central Park West) is a luxury, 23-floor “pre-war” apartment building.
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space (near Central Park West and West 81st Street): Part of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
  • Hayden Planetarium (near Central Park West and West 81st Street)
  • American Museum of Natural History (near Columbus Avenue and West 79th Street) in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is one of the largest museums in the world. Located in Theodore Roosevelt Park across the street from Central Park.
  • The Tempest (near 79th Street Transverse Road and West Drive) is an outdoor bronze sculpture depicting Prospero and Miranda from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
  • Central Park (near 86th Street Transverse Road and West Drive) is an urban park located between the Upper West Side and Upper East Side.

Getting Around Town

Nearby Airports

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • LaGuardia Airport
  • Teterboro Airport
  • Linden Airport

Local Transportation

  • 81st Street–Museum of Natural History (near Central Park West and 79th Street Transverse Road) is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway.
  • 86th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line) (near 86th Street Transverse Road and Central Park West) is a local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Central Park West and 86th Street on the Upper West Side.

Nearby Suburbs

  • Hell’s Kitchen is 1 mile to the south-west.
  • East Harlem is 1 mile to the north-east.
  • Guttenberg is 1 mile to the west.
  • Morningside Heights is 1 mile to the north.
  • Harlem is 2 miles to the north-east.
  • West New York is 2 miles to the west.
  • Astoria is 2 miles to the east.
  • Yonkers is 10 miles to the north.
  • Queens is 13 miles to the south-east.
  • The Bronx is 8 miles to the north-east.
  • Staten Island is 17 miles to the south-west.
  • Brooklyn is 10 miles to the south.

FDNY Stations

FDNY Stations Serving Manhattan

If you happen to have a spot of trouble, for example if your fire sprinklers went off because of a fire in a warehouse, you’ll be getting a visit from the FDNY. There are several stations around Manhattan such as:

  • FDNY Engine 80/Ladder 23 which is on 503 West 139th Street.
  • FDNY Engine 74 which is on 120 West 83rd Street, New York.
  • FDNY Ladder 25/Division 3/Collapse Rescue 1 which is on 205 West 77th Street.
  • FDNY Engine 22/Ladder 13/Battalion 10 which is on 159 East 85th Street.
  • FDNY Battalion 11 Engine 76 & Ladder 22 which is on 145 West 100th Street.
  • FDNY Engine 44 which is on 221 East 75th Street.
  • FDNY Engine 39/Ladder 16 which is on 157 East 67th Street.
  • FDNY Engine 23 which is on 215 West 58th Street.

Schools & Points of Interest

Local Colleges

With a strong education system to serve the youth of New York, there are many schools in and around Manhattan.

  • Hunter College which is on 695 Park Avenue.
  • The Rockefeller University which is on 1230 York Avenue.
  • Marymount Manhattan College which is on 221 East 71st Street.
  • The City College of New York which is on 160 Convent Avenue.
  • Berkeley College Midtown NYC Campus which is on 3 East 43rd Street.
  • Columbia Law School which is on 435 West 116th Street.

Museums

If it’s some culture you’re after, check out some of these museums around town:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art which is on 1000 5th Avenue.
  • The Morgan Library & Museum which is on 225 Madison Avenue.
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square which is on 234 West 42nd Street.
  • New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store which is on 89 East 42nd Street.
  • Astro Gallery of Gems, Minerals and Fossils which is on 417 5th Avenue.
  • The Vilcek Foundation which is on 21 East 70th Street.
  • Bernard Museum which is on 1 East 65th Street.

Parks

Parks are a great way to take the family out for some inexpensive fun.

  • Central Park.
  • Riverside Park.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park which is on 1 FDR Four Freedoms Park.
  • General Grant National Memorial which is on W 122nd St & Riverside Dr.
  • Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza which is on 245 East 47th Street.
  • Marcus Garvey Park which is on 6316, Mount Morris Park West.
  • Madison Square Park which is on 11 Madison Avenue.
  • Randall’s Island Park which is on 20 Randalls Island Park.
  • Chelsea Park which is on West 27th Street &, 9th Avenue.

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