Rangehood Consultation or Inspection Request
A Rangehood site visit 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 site visit consultation gives you an opportunity to meet with an NYC Department of Small Business Services 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 the laws and regulations. The inspector will help you identify ways to correct any problems discovered. Violations typically are not issued at a site visit consultation but may be issued during an inspection.
Site visit 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 site visit or a re-inspection.
WHAT IS REQUIRED BEFORE SCHEDULING?
The following documents must be on file with NBAT before the test can be scheduled:
- DOB Fire Suppression Permit
- Original approved rangehood plan
- Original approved TMR-2 application
- Contractor’s Affidavit
- Copy of Master Fire Suppression Contractor License (if not already on file)
- Manufacturers Certificate for installation (if not already on file)
If any of the required documents listed above are not on file with the NYC Department of Small Business Services, 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 110 William Street, 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10038.