Stationary battery systems can pose a number of hazards including fire, explosion, high voltage electricity, electrical and acid burns, and acid contamination.
All stationary storage battery systems having an electrolyte capacity of more than 50 gallons (189 L) for flooded lead acid, nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd) and valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA), or 1,000 pounds (454 kg) for lithium-ion and lithium metal polymer, used for facility standby power, emergency power or uninterrupted power supplies, must be under the general supervision of a person holding a B-29 Certificate of Fitness.
NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
Public Certification Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Phone: (718) 999-1988
Open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Closed on public holidays.
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Certificate of Fitness