The FDNY requires that all decorations in certain occupancies such as Group A, E, I and M occupancies, and Group R-1 college and university dormitories, common areas in Group B, R-1 and R-2 occupancies, and any building or structure used as a place of public gathering, decorations shall be flame resistant.
When a material or item is treated with a certified flame-retardant chemical to meet FDNY requirements, the application of the chemical shall be conducted by or under the personal supervision of a C-15 Certificate of Fitness holder. The C-15 holder certifies that decorations and scenery used in a variety of occupancies are flame retardant or inherently flame resistant.
This Certificate of Fitness is valid only for the specific person to whom it is issued and can be used anywhere within New York City.
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