NFPA 25 Inspections in Staten Island

New York City has adopted the National Fire Protection Association Standard # 25 as a matter of law effective January 1, 2012. New York City 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 is 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 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 a specific monthly, quarterly and annual 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The W-12 FDNY Certificate of Fitness has been replaced by an S-12 Certificate of Fitness.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 inspection and service personnel have all been certified by the FDNY at such 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.

NFPA 25 Requirements

“1.1* Scope. This document establishes the minimum requirements for the periodic inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems, including land-based and marine applications. 1.1.1 This standard does not address all of the inspection, testing, and maintenance of the electrical components of the automatic fire detection equipment for preaction and deluge systems that are addressed by NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code. The inspection, testing, and maintenance required by this standard and NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, shall be coordinated so that the system operates as intended. 1.1.2 The types of systems addressed by this standard include, but are not limited to, sprinkler, standpipe and hose, fixed water spray, and foam water. Included are the water supplies that are part of these systems, such as private fire service mains and appurtenances, fire pumps and water storage tanks, and valves that control system flow. The document also addresses impairment handling and reporting. This standard applies to fire protection systems that have been properly installed in accordance with generally accepted practices. Where a system has not been installed in accordance with generally accepted practices, the corrective action is beyond the scope of this standard. The corrective action to ensure that the system performs in a satisfactory manner shall be in accordance with the appropriate installation standard. 1.1.3 This standard shall not apply to sprinkler systems designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. A.1.1 Generally accepted NFPA installation practices for water-based fire protection systems relevant to this standard are found in the following: NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height. NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems. NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection. NFPA 16, Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems. NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection. NFPA 22, Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection. NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances. NFPA 750, Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems. For systems originally installed in accordance with one of these standards, the repair, replacement, alteration or extension of such systems should also be performed in accordance with that same standard. When original installations are based on other applicable codes or standards, repair, replacement, alteration, or extension practices should be conducted in accordance with those other applicable codes or standards.”

Source: https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards?mode=code&code=25

Our Staten Island Location

About Staten Island

Facts About Staten Island

9 11 Memorial St George EsplanadeAbout Staten Island

Staten Island is located in Richmond County, New York.

  • Population (approx.): 469,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.5795 N, 74.1502 W
  • Postcodes: 10314, 10313, 10306, 10308, 10311, 10312, 10303, 10302.

Things to Do and See Around Town

  • Lookout Place (near La Tourette Park Greenway and Richmond Hill Road) was an American Revolutionary War British garrison.
  • The Crimson Beech (near Manor Court and Rigby Avenue) is a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright located in the Lighthouse Hill neighborhood.
  • Staten Island Light (near Manor Court and Lighthouse Avenue), also known as the Ambrose Channel Range Light, is the rear range light companion to the West Bank Lighthouse.
  • The Christopher House (near Arthur Kill Road and Richmond Road) is an example of a provincial pre-Revolutionary War farmhouse of stone masonry. It was used as a meeting place during the American Revolution.
  • Historic Richmond Town is New York City’s living history area where visitors can explore the American experience, from the colonial period to the present
  • Postcards is an outdoor sculpture in St. George honoring the residents of Staten Island that were killed in terrorist attacks on NYC.

FDNY Fire Stations Serving Staten Island

FDNY Stations Serving Staten Island

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 Staten Island such as:

  • FDNY Squad 8 which is on 3730 Victory Boulevard.
  • FDNY Engine 165 & Ladder 85 which is on 3067 Richmond Road.
  • FDNY Engine 167 & Ladder 87 which is on 345 Annadale Road.
  • FDNY Engine 166 & Ladder 86 which is on 1400 Richmond Avenue.
  • FDNY E162 / L82 which is on 256 Nelson Avenue.

Local Transportation

Nearby Airports

  • LaGuardia Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport

Local Roads

With an intricate network of roadways, you can get across NYC to home or work,

  • Hylan Boulevard
  • Victory Boulevard
  • Korean War Veterans Parkway
  • Richmond Road

Nearby Suburbs

  • Great Kills is 1 mile to the south.
  • New Dorp is 1 mile to the east.
  • New Dorp Beach is 2 miles to the east.
  • Graniteville is 3 miles to the north.
  • Rossville is 3 miles to the south-west.
  • Carteret is 4 miles to the west
  • Yonkers is 27 miles to the north-east.
  • Queens is 19 miles to the north-east.
  • The Bronx is 24 miles to the north-east.
  • Brooklyn is 11 miles to the north-east.
  • Manhattan is 17 miles to the north-east.

Schools & Parks

Local Schools

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

  • College of Staten Island High School for International Studies
  • Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School
  • College of Staten Island
  • Monsignor Farrell High School

Parks

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

  • Freshkills Park which is on Freshkills Park.
  • Willowbrook Park which is on 1 Eton Place.
  • Greenbelt Nature Center which is on 700 Rockland Avenue.
  • Manor Park which is on Manor Rd &, Rockland Avenue.
  • King Fisher Park which is on Miles Ave &, Fairfield Street.
  • Siedenburg Park which is on 190 Timber Ridge Drive.

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