Rangehood consultation or inspection will ensure that your fire suppression
system complies with Fire and Mechanical Codes. By law, commercial cooking
equipment must have independent exhaust systems. Rangehood systems must be
inspected to make sure that they comply with regulations and that gas or
electric service is secured before cooking can begin.
A consultation gives you an opportunity to meet with an NBAT team member representing
the Fire Department. The team member will evaluate your establishment's
facilities for compliance with applicable laws and regulations and you will
have the opportunity to ask questions. Inspections are conducted to ensure
compliance with the laws and regulations. The inspector will help you identify ways
to correct any problems discovered. Violations typically are not issued at a consultation, but may be issued during an inspection.
Consultations and inspections are best
held before construction is complete, when duct work remains exposed and non-compliance
can be more easily corrected. If you pass your inspection you will receive an
FDNY Rangehood Letter of Approval.
WHAT BUSINESSES QUALIFY?
Commercial eating and drinking
establishments installing new fire suppression systems qualify for this
service. Inspections for existing establishments or new establishments using
existing systems should be scheduled with the Fire Department by
calling (718) 999-2510.
WHO MAY SUBMIT A REQUEST?
A licensed master fire suppression
contractor may request a rangehood test or a re-inspection.
A business owner may request a consultation or a re-inspection.
WHAT IS REQUIRED BEFORE SCHEDULING?
The following documents must be on file with NBAT before the test
can be scheduled:
If any of the above required documents are not on file with NBAT, you may attach your documents within this request form, email in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off/mail the documents to 100 William Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038.
- DOB Fire Suppression Permit
- Original approved rangehood plan
- Original approved TMR2
- Contractor’s Affidavit
- Copy of Master Fire Suppression Contractor License
- Manufacturers Certificate for installation