Certificate of Fitness F-78

Cleaning and Testing Smoke Detectors


Description

An individual who tests and cleans smoke detectors in New York City must hold a valid Certificate of Fitness for Cleaning and Testing of Smoke Detectors (F-78 / S-78). The NYC Fire Department (FDNY) requires that smoke detectors in a building or structure be tested and cleaned in accordance with Fire Code, Section 901 (PDF), the NYC Fire Rules and NFPA 72, 2002 edition (FC 907.20 PDF)). An owner or operator may hire either an employee with a Certificate of Fitness for Cleaning and Testing of Smoke Detectors (F-78), or an FDNY CERTIFIED SMOKE DETECTOR COMPANY, which employs an individual with a Certificate of Fitness for Cleaning and Testing of Smoke Detectors (S-78) (PDF).

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