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-Resistant Rated Construction

Chapter 8 Interior Furnishings, Decorations and Scenery

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Chapter 12 Dry Cleaning

Chapter 13 Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

Chapter 14 Fire Safety During Construction, Alteration and 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 34 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 35 Flammable Gases

Chapter 36 Flammable Solids

Chapter 38 Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 39 Organic Peroxides

Chapter 40 Oxidizers

Chapter 41 Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 42 Pyroxylin Plastics

Chapter 43 Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 44 Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapter 45 Referenced Standards

Chapter 46 Fees

Chapter 47 Referenced Standard Modifications

Chapter 48 Pre-Existing Facilities

Chapter 49 Miscellaneous

Get access to the 1 NYC DOB linked resources for Title 3 ‒ Fire Department that we've compiled so far.
LEARN MORE
Continue without linked resources
   (a)   Scope. This section sets forth requirements for the supervision of marinas mooring or storing more than five (5) marine vessels or watercraft 65 feet or less in length.
   (b)   General Provisions.
      (1)   Supervision.
         (A)   Every facility regulated by this section shall at all times during regular business hours be under the personal supervision of a person holding a certificate of fitness. Such individual shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of this section.
         (B)   Where watercraft berthed in a facility regulated by this section are occupied overnight, a fire watch shall be maintained at all times other than regular business hours. A watchman time detector and watchman service shall be provided on a 24 hour basis. Such watchman shall hold a certificate of fitness as a fire guard and shall make hourly rounds to each of the stations. Records of these rounds shall be maintained.
   (a)   Scope. This section sets forth requirements for the storage, handling and use of liquid-fueled tar kettles and asphalt melters.
   (b)   General Provisions.
      (1)   Prohibition. It shall be unlawful to use tar kettles and asphalt melters that utilize a flammable liquid as a fuel.
      (2)   Storage, handling and use. Liquid fueled tar kettles and asphalt melters that utilize a combustible liquid as a fuel shall be stored, handled and used in the same manner as LPG-fueled tar kettles, in compliance with FC303 and R3809-01(j)(2)(F).
   (a)   Scope. This section sets forth requirements for the storage, handling and use of coke and coke-fueled salamanders at construction sites.
   (b)   General Provisions. Coke and coke-fueled salamanders shall be stored, handled and used in compliance with the requirements of FC307.6 and this section.
      (1)   Permits. Pursuant to FC105.6, a permit shall be obtained from the Department prior to the storage, handling or use of coke-fueled salamanders at a construction site.
      (2)   Supervision. Pursuant to FC307.6, the handling or use of coke and coke-fueled salamanders at a construction site shall be under the personal supervision of a certificate of fitness holder. The storage of coke and coke-fueled salamanders at a construction site shall be under the general supervision of a certificate of fitness holder. The certificate of fitness holder shall ensure that the coke and coke-fueled salamanders are safely stored, handled and used in compliance with the requirements of this section.
   (c)   Prohibitions. It shall be unlawful to:
      (1)   use a coke-fueled salamander at any location other than a construction site at which construction work is being performed pursuant to a work permit issued by the Department of Buildings;
      (2)   use a coke-fueled salamander at a construction site where the sprinkler system and/or standpipe system required by the Building Code is out of service, or any part of such system is out of service, in the area in which coke or coke-fueled salamanders are being handled or used;
      (3)   use a coke-fueled salamander for purposes of human comfort, or any other purpose other than construction-related drying or curing;
      (4)   store, handle or use a coke-fueled salamander at a construction site without a permit;
      (5)   store, handle or use coke or a coke-fueled salamander at a construction site without the requisite supervision;
      (6)   use a flammable liquid, combustible liquid or any other type of accelerant to ignite or reignite the coke;
      (7)   use a coke-fueled salamander at a construction site in any of the following locations:
         (A)   on a scaffold;
         (B)   in any occupied building;
         (C)   on any floor where hazardous materials are stored or are in use;
         (D)   on any floor that is of combustible construction;
         (E)   within ten (10) feet of any wall opening of an adjoining occupied building; or
         (F)   within 50 feet of any building occupied for educational, health care or religious purposes, place of assembly or other place of public gathering.
   (d)   Design and Installation Requirements. Coke-fueled salamanders shall consist of a metal vessel, inner grate and ash pan, which shall be fabricated in compliance with the following requirements:
      (1)   The vessel and inner grate shall be designed and fabricated with sufficient strength to support the weight of the coke, and with sufficient durability to withstand repeated exposure to the heat generated by the burning coke.
      (2)   The vessel shall be designed and fabricated:
         (A)   of metal not less than 18 gauge in thickness, with welded joints;
         (B)   with a diameter that does not exceed 17 inches, a height that does not exceed 20 inches and a height to diameter ratio that does not exceed 1.18;
         (C)   to be supported by sturdy metal legs, welded to the vessel, that are designed to maximize stability and reduce the potential for tipping, and that do not extend more than 12 inches from the bottom of the vessel.
      (3)   The inner grate shall be fabricated of metal of substantial gauge, and installed or securely rest at the base of the vessel so as to securely hold the coke to be burned.
      (4)   The ash pan shall be fabricated of sheet metal, with not less than a two (2) inch lip on all sides to contain the ash. The ash pan shall extend at least two (2) feet beyond the salamander in all directions.
   (e)   Operational Requirements. Coke-fueled salamanders shall be operated and maintained in compliance with the following requirements:
      (1)   Coke-fueled salamanders in use shall be placed at least ten (10) feet from combustible material, except that such salamanders may be placed not less than 24 inches from wooden column form work or such further distance as will ensure that the form work does not attain temperatures equal to or greater than 194 degrees Fahrenheit and is not charred.
      (2)   The ash pan shall be placed and positioned under the salamander. A layer of moistened sand shall be placed in the ash pan prior to use of the coke-fueled salamander. The ash pan shall be regularly emptied, so as to prevent ash from spilling over the lip of the ash pan.
      (3)   Coke-fueled salamanders shall be loaded with coke to not more than two-thirds (2/3) of the vessel's capacity, and ignited by the certificate of fitness holder using an approved LPG-fueled torch having an LPG container capacity of not more than 20 pounds.
      (4)   Coke-fueled salamanders that become damaged or unsafe to use shall be immediately extinguished and removed from the premises or, if repairable, shall be restored to a safe condition before being returned to use.
      (5)   Coke-fueled salamanders shall only be used in areas with sufficient quantities of fresh air so as to maintain carbon monoxide below levels required by Federal, State and City laws, rules and regulations. The certificate of fitness holder shall inspect and conduct the required monitoring in such areas not fewer than once an hour when coke salamanders are in use, to ensure that carbon monoxide levels are being maintained below such levels.
      (6)   Coke shall be stored in an approved metal bin when not being burned in a salamander. The storage bin shall be located at least ten (10) feet from any coke-fueled salamanders that are in use.
      (7)   Tarpaulins used to retain heat in areas in which coke-fueled salamanders are in use shall be:
         (A)   made of materials that are inherently flame-resistant or treated to be flame-resistant;
         (B)   securely fastened to prevent movement caused by the wind; and
         (C)   placed not less than ten (10) feet from any coke-fueled salamander.
      (8)   Any areas in which coke-fueled salamanders are in use shall be adequately lighted to allow safe operation of the coke-fueled salamanders and to minimize the risk of accidental contact from construction activity on the construction site. Any electrical wiring or devices shall be installed in accordance with the Electrical Code.
      (9)   Coke-fueled salamanders in use shall be inspected on a periodic basis by the certificate of fitness holder. Inspections shall be conducted as frequently as necessary to ensure the safe operation of the coke-fueled salamanders but in no circumstance less than once an hour.
   (f)   Portable Fire Extinguisher Requirements. Areas in which coke-fueled salamanders are in use shall be provided with portable fire extinguishers with at least a 4-A rating for each 1000 square feet, with a maximum travel distance to an extinguisher of not more than 75 feet.
   (g)   Recordkeeping. Periodic inspections of coke-fueled salamanders required to be conducted by the certificate of fitness holder, and any corrective action taken, shall be recorded in a bound log book maintained at the construction site. The log book shall be made available for inspection by any Department representative.
   (a)   Scope. This section sets forth standards, requirements and procedures for the use in Group A occupancies and similar public gathering places of open flames and open-flame devices.
   (b)   Definitions. The following term shall, for purposes of this section and as used elsewhere in the rules, have the meaning shown herein:
Open-flame decorative device. An open-flame device used for decorative or lighting purposes, including wall-mounted candles, torch sconces, insect-repellent candles, tabletop candles and lamps, free-standing torch holders and candelabras, and similar devices.
   (c)   General Provisions.
      (1)   Use of open flames and open-flame devices. Open flames and open-flame devices shall be handled and used in compliance with the requirements of FC308 and this section.
      (2)   Open flame permits.
         (A)   Pursuant to FC105.6, a permit shall be obtained for the use of open flames in any Group A occupancy, in any covered mall and in any other indoor public gathering place (including any outdoor area ancillary to such occupancy or gathering place, such as a courtyard, rear yard, rooftop or sidewalk).
         (B)   Applications for open flame permits shall identify the types of open flames and open-flame devices proposed to be used on the premises, and the locations at which they are to be used.
         (C)   Applications for open flame permits will be denied if violations are outstanding for the sprinkler system, standpipe system or fire alarm system or there is any other indication that such systems may not be in good working order.
      (3)   Clearance from combustible materials. Pursuant to FC308.3.3, open flames and open-flame devices shall be kept a safe distance from combustible materials, and shall be placed at locations that minimize the risk of accidental ignition thereof.
      (4)   Special effects. It shall be unlawful to store, handle or use any fireworks or pyrotechnic material, article or device without a special effects permit issued pursuant to FC Chapter 33 and the rules.
   (d)   Use of Candles For Decorative Lighting Purposes.
      (1)   Types of candles.
         (A)   It shall be unlawful to use candles containing magnesium or other oxidizing agents or other accelerators, including candles that re-ignite themselves.
         (B)   Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit use of Number 0 birthday candles (which are 1/16" in diameter and 21/2" in length) and Number 00 birthday candles (which are 1/8" in diameter and 3" in length) when used on a cake or other food item for a festive occasion. Use of such candles for such purpose shall not be subject to the requirements of R308-01(d)(2).
      (2)   Candleholders.
         (A)   It shall be unlawful to use cardboard, paper or flammable plastic candleholders.
         (B)   Candleholders shall be weighty, have a low center of gravity or be otherwise designed and constructed to resist accidental tipping in accordance with FC308.3.2(4).
      (3)   Placement.
         (A)   The flames of candles placed on tables shall be protected in accordance with FC308.3.2(5).
         (B)   No candle shall be placed more than 24 inches above the dining table, except as approved by the Department.
   (e)   Use of Combustible Liquids in Lamps and Similar Open-Flame Decorative Devices.
      (1)   Type of fuel. Combustible liquids used as fuel in lamps and similar open flame decorative devices shall be odorless and smokeless and shall have a flash point of not less than 140°F.
      (2)   Storage of fuel. No more than ten (10) gallons of combustible liquids may be stored on the premises as a reserve fuel supply for lamps and similar open flame decorative devices. Such reserve fuel supply shall be stored in compliance with Fire Code requirements, including FC Chapter 34.
      (3)   Types and filling of devices.
         (A)   Combustible liquids shall be used only in open-flame decorative devices properly protected by noncombustible enclosures complying with the requirements of FC308.3.2 Fuel reservoirs for such lamps shall be constructed of metal unless the open-flame decorative device is designed to store no more than four (4) fluid ounces of fuel.
         (B)   The wick for the lamp shall completely fill the wick tube to prevent vapors from rising around the wick.
         (C)   Lamps and similar open-flame decorative devices shall be filled in well-lit areas, at a safe distance from any open flame. Lamps and similar open-flame decorative devices shall not be filled in the dining room.
      (4)   Placement of devices.
         (A)   When used on dining tables that are combustible, lamps and similar open-flame decorative devices shall be placed on a noncombustible tray or mat.
         (B)   It shall be unlawful to use combustible liquids in hanging lamps and similar open-flame decorative devices.
   (f)   Use of Candles and Solid Alcohol For Food Warming.
      (1)   Construction of serving tables. Serving tables used to hold food warmers shall have noncombustible tops, or shall be protected by a noncombustible mat that covers the entire table top. Such mat shall be placed on top of the tablecloth.
      (2)   Use of noncombustible mats. When food warmers are used on dining tables, noncombustible mats extending eight (8) inches from each side of the food warmer, or a metal tray designed to contain the candle or hold the contents of a full container of heating fuel, shall be placed under the food warmer.
      (3)   Handling of food warmers. Food warmers shall not be removed from a dining or serving table while the candle or heating fuel is lit.
      (4)   Wheeled or other portable serving tables.
         (A)   Wheeled or other portable serving tables shall be designed to prevent the heating fuel from being dislodged while the server is in motion.
         (B)   No more than two (2) levels of food warmers may be used on a wheeled or other portable serving table.
         (C)   Wheeled or other portable serving tables shall not be allowed to obstruct aisles or other means of egress.
   (g)   Use of Charcoal Briquettes and Other Solid Fuels (Except Solid Alcohol) For Cooking and Food Warming.
      (1)   Handling.
         (A)   The charcoal briquettes or other solid fuel used for cooking or food warming purposes shall be stored in a metal cabinet. Such cabinet shall be situated in a cool, dry location.
         (B)   Flammable and combustible liquids shall not be used to ignite, or accelerate ignition of, the charcoal briquettes or other solid fuel. Such fuels shall be ignited in an oven in the kitchen.
         (C)   The charcoal briquettes or other solid fuel shall be placed in a hibachi, or other approved cooking or food warming device, in the kitchen, and moved directly to the dining table.
         (D)   The hibachi or other approved cooking or food warming device shall be removed directly to the kitchen immediately after use, and the briquettes or other solid fuel, and the ashes, shall be immersed in water. Provisions shall be made for removal of the briquettes and ashes from the hibachi or other approved cooking or food warming device to a pail or other container of water.
         (E)   When not in use, hibachis shall be stored on noncombustible shelves or in metal cabinets.
      (2)   Construction of hibachis.
         (A)   Hibachis shall be constructed of metal of sufficient thickness and strength as to safely contain the heat of the open flame, and shall have a low center of gravity or otherwise be designed and constructed to resist accidental tipping in accordance with FC308.3.2(4).
         (B)   Hibachis shall be fully enclosed to contain embers and hot ashes. Ashpit doors must be securely closed during use.
         (C)   Hibachis shall not use forced air to intensify heat.
      (3)   Construction of dining tables. Dining tables used to hold hibachis or other approved cooking or food warming devices shall have noncombustible tops or shall be protected by a noncombustible mat extending eight (8) inches from each side of the cooking or food warming device.
   (h)   Pits and Open Grills. Pits and open grills at dining tables or food serving areas shall be designed, installed, operated and maintained in accordance with FC 904.11.
   (i)   Flaming Food and Beverages. Flaming food and beverages shall be prepared and served in accordance with FC308.6.
   (j)   Use of LPG for Food Warming and Browning.
      (1)   Use. Portable LPG containers may be used for food warming and browning only as authorized by this section. Portable LPG containers shall be used by food preparation staff trained and knowledgeable in the safe storage, handling and use of portable LPG containers and the LPG device used.
      (2)   Devices. All devices fueled by portable LPG containers that are used for food warming and browning purposes, including culinary torches, shall be in accordance with FC3801.4 and R3809-01. Not more than one (1) portable LPG container may be connected to each LPG device.
      (3)   Container size. Portable LPG containers for food warming and browning purposes shall be limited to those with a capacity not exceeding 16.4 ounces.
      (4)   Storage.
         (A)   No more than twelve (12) portable LPG containers shall be stored in the Group A occupancy or public gathering place.
         (B)   When not in use, portable LPG containers shall be stored above grade in a metal cabinet, in an area protected by a sprinkler system. Such cabinet shall be installed away from sources of heat.
   (k)   Use of LPG for Demonstrations and Temporary Exhibitions. Portable LPG containers may be used for demonstrations and temporary exhibitions in accordance with FC3803.2.1.5.
      (1)   Demonstrations. Except as otherwise provided in R308-01(j)(2):
         (A)   Use. Portable LPG containers may be used for demonstration purposes when electricity, piped natural gas or other power source cannot be used to supply power for a device or operation being demonstrated or required for the demonstration. Portable LPG containers shall be handled and used for demonstration purposes only by persons trained and knowledgeable in the safe storage, handling and use of portable LPG containers and the LPG device used for the demonstration.
         (B)   Devices. All devices fueled by portable LPG containers that are used for demonstration purposes shall be in accordance with FC3801.4 and R3809-01. Not more than one (1) portable LPG container may be connected to each LPG device.
         (C)   Container size. LPG used for demonstration purposes shall be limited to portable LPG containers with a capacity not exceeding 16.4 ounces.
         (D)   Removal from premises. All portable LPG containers and LPG devices used for demonstration purposes shall be delivered to the premises on the day of the demonstration, and removed from the premises no later than the end of the day. Overnight storage is prohibited.
      (2)   Trade shows and other temporary exhibitions.
         (A)   Use. Portable LPG containers may be used for demonstration purposes, equipment operation or other purpose, where a device cannot be operated or operation cannot be conducted with the use of electricity, piped natural gas or other power source. Portable LPG containers shall be handled and used for demonstration purposes only by persons trained and knowledgeable in the safe storage, handling and use of portable LPG containers and the LPG device used for the demonstration.
         (B)   Devices. All devices fueled by portable LPG containers that are used for demonstration purposes shall be in accordance with FC3801.4 and R3809-01. Not more than one (1) portable LPG container may be connected to each LPG device.
         (C)   Container size. Except as may be authorized by the Department, portable LPG containers with a capacity not exceeding 16.4 ounces may be used at trade shows and other exhibitions for demonstration, equipment operation and other necessary purposes.
         (D)   Storage and removal from premises.
      (1)   No more than 24 portable LPG containers shall be stored in connection with a trade show or other temporary exhibition.
      (2)   When not in use, portable LPG containers shall be stored above grade, in a fire-rated storage room protected by a sprinkler system, or in a metal cabinet located in an area protected by a sprinkler system.
      (3)   All portable LPG containers and devices shall be removed from the exhibition premises promptly once there is no further need for their use, but in any event no later than the last day of the trade show or other temporary exhibition.
   (l)   Portable Fire Extinguisher Requirements.
      (1)   In addition to complying with the requirements of FC906, Group A occupancies and other public gathering places in which open flames and open-flame devices are used shall comply with the following portable fire extinguisher requirements:
         (A)   A portable fire extinguisher with at least a 5-B rating, readily accessible for use, shall be provided at each captain's station and in the dining room at the entrance to the kitchen.
   (a)   Scope. This section sets forth standards, requirements and procedures for designation of smoking rooms in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and similar medical facilities housing the ill, aged and infirm.
   (b)   Definitions. The following terms shall, for purposes of this section and used elsewhere in the rules, have the meaning shown herein:
      Designated smoking room. A room designated for smoking meeting the requirements for a "separate smoking room," as that term is defined in Administrative Code §17-502(w).
   (c)   General Provisions.
      (1)   Designation of smoking rooms. Pursuant to FC310.2.4.4, smoking is prohibited in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and similar medical facilities housing the ill, aged and infirm, except as authorized by the Department. Smoking rooms in such facilities shall be designated in accordance with the provisions of this section.
      (2)   It shall be unlawful for any patient to smoke in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and similar medical facilities housing the ill, aged and infirm, except in a designated smoking room which has been approved by the Department.
   (d)   Application Requirements.
      (1)   Applications shall be made to the Department for each room to be designated as a smoking room.
      (2)   Applications shall be submitted to the Bureau of Fire Prevention at Fire Department Headquarters, and shall include the following information and documentation and such other information and documentation as the Department may prescribe:
         (A)   a floor plan indicating the location(s) of rooms to be designated as smoking rooms; and
         (B)   an affidavit from a registered design professional professing that the construction and ventilation of designated smoking rooms comply with the requirements of the Building Code and New York City Smoke Free Air Act (Administrative Code Title 17, Chapter 5) and rules promulgated thereunder (Chapter 10 of Title 24 of the Rules of the City of New York).
      (3)   Application fees shall be as set forth in FC A03(51).
   (e)   Operational Requirements.
      (1)   Designated smoking rooms shall be provided with an adequate number of noncombustible ashtrays. An ashtray or other noncombustible receptacle shall be provided at each exit from the designated smoking room.
      (2)   Doors in designated smoking rooms shall remain closed while people are smoking except to the extent necessary to permit access or egress to and from such rooms.
      (3)   Windows in a designated smoking room shall remain closed if smoking is occurring or has recently occurred in the room if the smoke would migrate to an occupied area whether indoors or outdoors.
      (4)   No oxygen or other oxidizing gas shall be stored or administered in designated smoking rooms.
   (f)   Portable Fire Extinguisher Requirements. Designated smoking rooms shall be provided with a portable fire extinguisher with at least a 2-A rating for every 2,500 square feet of floor area or fraction thereof. The travel distance to such portable fire extinguisher shall not exceed 75 feet.
   (g)   Sign Requirements.
      (1)   "NO SMOKING" signs complying with the requirements of R310-02 shall be posted at entrances, in lobbies and corridors, and other conspicuous locations throughout the premises where they may be observed by patients, employees and visitors.
      (2)   "SMOKING PERMITTED. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NEW YORK CITY SMOKE-FREE ACT, ONLY PATIENTS OF THIS FACILITY MAY SMOKE IN THIS ROOM" signs shall be posted conspicuously at the entrance to and in each designated smoking room.
      (3)   In buildings where oxygen or other oxidizing gas is stored or administered in portable containers, "OXYGEN OR OTHER OXIDIZING GAS IS PROHIBITED FROM BEING STORED OR ADMINISTERED IN THIS ROOM" signs shall be posted conspicuously at the entrance to and in each designated smoking room.
   (a)   Scope. This section sets forth the approved design for required "No Smoking" signs.
   (b)   General Provisions.
      (1)   Approved design. Where "No Smoking" signs are required by the Fire Code or rules, the content, lettering, size and color of such signs shall comply with the requirements of this section, unless otherwise approved by the Department.
      (2)   Reproduction. Permission is granted to the public to reproduce, for use or sale, the design of the "No Smoking" sign set forth in this section, provided that any such reproduction strictly complies with the design requirements set forth in this section.
   (c)   Design Requirements.
      (1)   Pictorial description and layout:
      (2)   Overall sign size: 10" x 14" (or 11" x 15")
      (3)   Symbol: International "No Smoking" symbol (33/4" x 1/4" cigarette and smoke in black; 5/16" x 5/16" ash in red; 61/2" diameter x 3/4" circle with 3/4" cross bar in red).
      (4)   Legend:
 
Legend Letter Size –  Capital Color
NO SMOKING IN THESE PREMISES UNDER PENALTY OF FINE OR IMPRISONMENT, OR BOTH, BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSIONER
2" Min. 1" or 3/4" Min.  1/4"
Red Black  Black
 
      (5)   Material: For indoor locations, heavy cardboard stock or other approved durable material. For outdoor locations, or indoor locations where the signs may be exposed to conditions that will accelerate deterioration, metal or other approved durable material that is water-resistant.
   (d)   Authorized Smoking Areas in Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Similar Facilities. Where smoking is authorized in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and similar medical facilities housing the ill, aged and infirm pursuant to FC310 and R310-01, "No Smoking" signs conforming to the requirements of this section shall be posted throughout the building, except that the additional legend "EXCEPT IN DESIGNATED LOCATIONS" shall be added immediately following the legend "NO SMOKING IN THESE PREMISES." Such additional legend shall be in black capital letters with lettering at least 1/2" high.
   (a)   Scope. This section sets forth requirements for the sale of kerosene space heaters.
   (b)   General Provisions. Kerosene heaters shall be sold in compliance with the requirements of this section.
   (c)   Sign and Labeling Requirements. A sign shall be conspicuously posted at any location at which kerosene space heaters are offered for retail sale, and a tag or label shall be affixed to the heater or its packaging in a manner that makes it clearly visible prior to sale. Such sign and such tag or label shall bear the following statement:
      "The New York City Fire Code prohibits the storage, handling and use of kerosene fueled heaters for space heating. Any person violating that provision may be punished by a fine of up to $10,000 and a term of imprisonment up to 6 months."
   (a)   Scope. This section sets forth requirements for the indoor display of motor vehicles and watercraft.
   (b)   General Provisions.
      (1)   Display requirements. Indoor displays of motor vehicles and watercraft shall be designed, installed, operated and maintained in compliance with the requirements of FC314 and this section.
      (2)   Department authorization. Motor vehicles and watercraft shall not be displayed indoors until Department approval has first been obtained.
   (c)   Application Requirements.
      (1)   Submission. Applications for Department authorization shall be submitted to the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
      (2)   Content. Applications for Department authorization shall include the following information, and such other information and documentation as the Department may require:
         (A)   The name and address of the owner of the building or structure, including any tent or other membrane structure, or part thereof, in which the display is to be conducted;
         (B)   The name and address of the sponsor of the display, if different from the owner of the premises;
         (C)   The scheduled duration of the display;
         (D)   A plan of the building or structure, or part thereof, in which the motor vehicles or watercraft will be displayed, indicating the number, type and location of the motor vehicles or watercraft to be displayed, and the means of egress from the display area;
         (E)   A description of the building's fire protection systems and the areas of the building or structure protected thereby; and
         (F)   An affidavit executed by a principal or officer of the owner or sponsor attesting that the requirements of FC314 and this section will be complied with.
   (d)   General Display Requirements. In addition to the display requirements set forth in FC314, indoor display of motor vehicles and watercraft shall be subject to the following requirements:
      (1)   Egress. Aisles a minimum of three (3) feet shall be provided and, together with other means of egress, maintained free of obstructions.
      (2)   Engine operation. Motor vehicles and watercraft engines shall not be operated at any time when the display is open to the public. The keys to the motor vehicle or watercraft shall not be left in the motor vehicle or watercraft, but shall be secured in a readily accessible location on the premises and made available to any Department representative.
      (3)   Open flames. No open flames shall be allowed in the display area during the display.
      (4)   Repairs or other work. No repairs or other work shall be conducted on a motor vehicle or watercraft in the display area.
   (e)   Special Display Requirements in Group A Occupancies and Other Public Gathering Places. In addition to the general display requirements set forth in FC314 and R314-01(c), indoor display of motor vehicles and watercraft in Group A occupancies in other public gathering places shall be subject to the following requirements:
      (1)   Storage of fuel in fuel tanks. Not more than one (1) gallon of gasoline, diesel fuel or other liquid motor fuel shall be allowed in the fuel tank of each motor vehicle or watercraft. Alternative fuel motor vehicles or watercraft shall contain no more fuel than the energy equivalent of one (1) gallon of gasoline.
      (2)   Fuel tanks shall be provided with a locking cap and shall be kept locked throughout the display.
      (3)   Motor vehicle and watercraft engines shall be disabled from starting throughout the display by installing an ignition lock, disconnecting the battery or other approved means. Battery or other electrical connections that are disconnected shall be adequately taped to prevent arcing.
      (4)   Fire guards shall be present throughout the display.
   (f)   Portable Fire Extinguisher Requirements. Portable fire extinguishers shall be provided and kept readily accessible as set forth in FC906.
   (a)   Scope. This section sets forth requirements for the storage of flammable plastic foam products.
   (b)   Definition. The following term shall, for purposes of this section and as used elsewhere in the rules, shall have the meaning shown herein:
      Flammable plastic foam products. Foam material that will ignite and continue to burn after contact for five (5) seconds with an open flame or glowing material.
   (c)   General Provisions.
      (1)   Prohibited storage. It shall be unlawful to store in any building or structure flammable plastic foam products in a quantity requiring a permit where such building or structure is:
         (A)   of combustible construction.
         (B)   occupied as an Occupancy Group R-2 or R-3.
         (C)   situated within 50 feet of the nearest wall of any building occupied as a school, hospital, or place of public assembly or public gathering.
      (2)   Permits. A permit shall be obtained for the storage of flammable plastic foam products as required by FC105.6.
   (d)   Design and Installation Requirements.
      (1)   Sprinkler protection.
         (A)   In any building in which more than 1,000 pounds, but not more than 6,000 pounds, of flammable plastic foam products are stored, every room or other area in which such products are stored shall be protected by a sprinkler system.
         (B)   In any building in which more than 6,000 pounds of flammable plastic foam products is stored, the entire building shall be protected throughout by a sprinkler system.
   (e)   Operational Requirements. Shredded flammable plastic foam products used in any manufacturing process or operation shall be stored in metal-lined containers having self-closing covers.
Resources