aware that the FDNY does not send private PFE companies to
conduct official FDNY inspections. That claim is always false.
It is wrong and could be grounds for the FDNY to revoke the
license of any PFE company making this claim. Therefore, you
are not required to allow any private PFE company to enter
A representative of a private company engaged in the servicing
of fire safety equipment (such as a portable fire extinguisher
servicing company) is prohibited from wearing FDNY clothing
Illegal companies (not recognized by the FDNY) servicing
Portable Fire Extinguishers in New York City should be promptly
reported. To check the status of any company, http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/pdf/fire_prevention/fire_ext_app_rpt_1.pdf
All complaints can be e-mailed to PUBCERT@fdny.nyc.gov
or simply call 718-999-2533.
Be aware that price complaints are outside of our jurisdiction
whether you are buying new or servicing existing Extinguishers.
We strongly advise you to comparison shop with several PFE
companies. Using only company before buying anything could
easily result in overpaying by hundreds of dollars.
The FDNY does not regulate the sale of new portable fire
extinguishers. You can purchase them at a wide variety of
retail stores, including most hardware stores. Another option
would be to purchase them from a company engaged in the business
of servicing portable fire extinguishers.
Regarding price complaints, the FDNY can only refer you to
the NYC Department
of Consumer Affairs at (212) 487-4444. Be wise, compare.