NYC Fire Code

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Updated in 2014, the New York City Fire Code is a City law that establishes fire safety requirements for buildings and businesses in New York City.  It applies to all persons and places in New York City.

The Fire Code regulates such matters as emergency preparedness; the prevention and reporting of fires; the manufacture, storage, handling, use and transportation of hazardous materials and combustible materials; the conduct of various businesses and activities that pose fire hazards; and the design, installation, operation and maintenance of the buildings and premises that house such materials, businesses and activities.

Fire Code Chapters 1 and 3 have been revised to reflect the amendments to Sections FC 105.6 and 310 enacted by Local Law No. 187 of 2017, effective April 17, 2018.

Chapter 1              Administration

Chapter 2              Definitions

Chapter 3              General Precautions Against Fire

Chapter 4              Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Chapter 5              Fire Operations Features

Chapter 6              Building Services And Systems

Chapter 7              Fire-Resistance – Rated Construction

Chapter 8              Interior Furnishings, Decorations And Scenery

Chapter 9              Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10            Means of Egress

Chapter 11            Aviation Facilities And Operations

Chapter 12            Dry Cleaning

Chapter 13            Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

Chapter 14            Fire Safety During Construction, Alteration & Demolition

Chapter 15            Flammable Finishes

Chapter 16            Fruit and Crop Ripening

Chapter 17            Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

Chapter 18            Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

Chapter 19            Lumber Yards and Wood Waste Materials

Chapter 20            Manufacture of Organic Coatings

Chapter 21            Industrial Furnaces

Chapter 22            Motor Fuel – Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Chapter 23            High-Piled Combustible Storage

Chapter 24            Tents and Other Membrane Structures

Chapter 25            Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage

Chapter 26            Welding and Other Hot Work

Chapter 27            Hazardous Materials – General Provisions

Chapter 28            Aerosols

Chapter 29            Combustible Fibers

Chapter 30            Compressed Gases

Chapter 31            Corrosive Materials

Chapter 32            Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 33            Explosives, Fireworks and Special Effects

Chapter 34            Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 35            Flammable Gases

Chapter 36            Flammable Solids

Chapter 37            Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials

Chapter 38            Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 39            Organic Peroxides

Chapter 40            Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 41            Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 42            Pyroxylin Plastics

Chapter 43            Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 44            Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapter 45            Referenced Standards

Appendix A            Fees

Appendix B            Referenced Standard Modifications

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