Records Request

Submitting a Request

The Fire Department of the City of New York commonly provides the public with access to records in compliance with Federal, State and NYC laws. Below are instructions for obtaining commonly requested records by Mail, In Person or Online through Open Records, along with forms that are needed to complete the process. Note all mail requests must include a check or money order for applicable fees payable to "NYC Fire Department" (no cash accepted) and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. For in person record requests please visit:

FDNY Public Records Unit
9 MetroTech Center- First Floor
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
Use the FLATBUSH AVENUE ENTRANCE
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm (except Holidays)


Subpoenaing Records

Except as may be authorized by federal or New York State law, all subpoenas for Fire Department records must be "so ordered" by a judge. The so-ordered subpoena, together with the applicable subpoena fee, may be served on the Fire Department in-person in accordance with the requirements of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, to:

FDNY Bureau of Legal Affairs/CDLS Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201

You will be advised of the exact amount due for reproduction costs, if applicable.


FOIL Requests

All Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to the New York City Fire Department should be submitted via NYC OpenRecords. Select Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) from the agency dropdown menu.

FDNY Records Access Officer
FDNY Bureau of Legal Affairs – FOIL Unit
9 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 999-0293

FDNY Records Appeals Officer
Records Appeals Officer
FDNY Bureau of Legal Affairs – FOIL Unit
9 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 999-1669

Questions about specific requests should also be made through NYC OpenRecords by using the Contact the Agency link available on every request page.


Building Related Reports

These records can be obtained by Mail, In Person or Online through Open Records.

Copy of a Violation

Violation Special Report

Fuel Tank Special Report / Environmental Assessment Report


Emergency Related Reports (Fire/EMS)

Fire Incident Report
These records can be obtained by Mail, In Person or Online through Open Records (see dropdown below for instructions). The Fire Incent Report must be obtained prior to requesting the Fire Marshal Investigation Report to make a determination if there is a Fire Marshal Investigation Report.

Fire Marshal Investigation Report
This record request can only be processed by mail.

Ambulance Call Report/ Pre-Hospital Care Report
These records can be obtained by Mail, In Person or Online through the myPatientEncounters portal.

Please note Ambulance Call Reports/ Pre-Hospital Care Reports cannot be obtained through Open Records.


Translated Downloads

Many of the Fire Department's Records Request forms have been formally translated in a number of languages including Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Hebrew. These forms are downloadable and printable.