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The purpose of this web page is to list the most commonly requested Fire Department records, the procedure for obtaining them, and the applicable fees, so that getting your affairs back in order may be a little less stressful.

You will also find forms that you can download, print and mail/fax directly to the New York City Fire Department.

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Any Fire Department record not listed on this page can be requested in writing from:

Record Access Officer
FDNY Bureau of Legal Affairs/CDLS Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201-3857


All mail requests must be accompanied by a check or money order for the applicable fees payable to "NYC Fire Department" (no cash accepted), and a stamped, self-addressed envelope for each item requested. (For "per page" fees, remit payment when you are advised of the exact amount due.)

Special procedures apply to subpoenas for Fire Department records, as explained in the last section of the pamphlet.

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE A STAMPED, SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE
WITH ALL MAIL REQUESTS


COPIES OF THE FOLLOWING RECORDS MAY BE REQUESTED IN PERSON (USE FLATBUSH AVENUE ENTRANCE), OR BY MAIL: FROM:

FDNY Public Records Unit
9 Metro Tech Center - First Floor - FLATBUSH AVENUE ENTRANCE
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201-3857
Hours of Operation: 09:00 AM. to 12:00 PM. (LUNCH TIME)
Unit Telephone Number's: (718) 999-2684, 2681, 1167

For additional information regarding these records, call: (718) 999-2684.

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COPIES OF THE FOLLOWING RECORDS MAY BE REQUESTED BY MAIL ONLY, FROM:

Special Services Command
FDNY Bureau of Fire Investigations
9 MetroTech Center, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201-3857

For additional information regarding these records, call: (718) 722-2900.

FIRE MARSHAL "INVESTIGATION REPORT" (F1-101) ($0.25 per report)
Provide complete street address, borough and date of fire.

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COPIES OF THE FOLLOWING RECORDS MAY BE REQUESTED BY MAIL ONLY, FROM:

Employee Record And Retrieval Unit
FDNY Bureau of Personnel Resources
9 MetroTech Center, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201-3857

For additional information regarding these records, call: (718) 999-0339.

EMPLOYEE PERSONNEL RECORDS ($0.25 per page)

EMPLOYEE MEDICAL OR WORKER'S COMPENSATION RECORDS ($0.75 per page)
Specify record requested and provide name and social security number of employee. Note an original employee signed notarized authorization is required. You will be advised of the exact amount due.

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COPIES OF THE FOLLOWING RECORDS MAY BE REQUESTED BY MAIL ONLY, FROM:

Legal Process Supervisor
FDNY Pension Bureau
9 MetroTech Center, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201-3857


For additional information regarding these records, call: (718) 999-2318.

FIREFIGHTER PENSION RECORDS ($0.25 per page)     Specify record requested and provide name and social security number of employee. Notarized pension member authorization required. You will be advised of the exact amount due.

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PROCEDURE FOR SUBPOENAING FIRE DEPARTMENT RECORDS:

Except as may be authorized by federal 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 by delivery to the Service of Process Window, located in the Certificate of Fitness Processing Area on the first floor of Fire Department headquarters at 9 MetroTech Center (use Flatbush Avenue entrance), or by mail, 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 11201-3857

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

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