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FIRE ALARM INSPECTION UNIT (FAIU)

ABOUT THE FAIU

ABOUT THE FIRE ALARM INSPECTION UNIT
The Fire alarm inspection unit ensures the safe and lawful use of over 975,000 buildings and properties by enforcing the City's Building Code, Electrical Code and Fire Code related to Fire Alarm System. Our main activities include performing Fire Alarm Inspections as per Fire Alarm Plan approval & issuing Letter of Defect, Letter of Recommendation, Violation Order & Summonses. We conduct re-inspections on outstanding Letter of Defects, Violation Orders and Summonses. In all our activities, our focus is on safety, service and integrity.

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FORMS

FAIU INFORMATION SYSTEM

REFERENCE MATERIALS BULLETINS

Fire Department issues Bulletins, the new format for notices that represent official policies. Bulletins assist our customers and employees.

2013 FAIU Bulletin

Issuance Date

Type/ Bulletin

Relevant Code Section

Purpose

04/15/2013

Information Bulletin # 04-01-13

FC 105.1.1

The Notice of Electronic Filing of Terminal Assignments

2012 FAIU Bulletin

Issuance Date

Type/ Bulletin

Relevant Code Section

Purpose

01/05/2012

Information Bulletin # 01-01-12

 

This bulletin is to provide detailed guide on restoration, replacement or removal of the supervisory service from a Fire Department approved Central Station.

01/06/2012

Information Bulletin # 01-02-12

NFPA 72

The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify conditions where the evacuation signal generated by a building fire alarm system may be subject to modifications

06/04/2012

Information Bulletin # 06-01-12

 

New Inspection Scheduling Procedures.

08/01/2012

Information Bulletin # 08-01-12

BC 904, FC 904, NFPA 72

Sprinkler and automatic fire suppression subsystems in multi-hazard locations.

08/01/2012

Information Bulletin # 08-02-12

FC 104.1

Mounting Height for Fire Alarm Equipment

08/10/2012

Information Bulletin # 08-03-12

FC 105.1.1; Title 3 of RCNY, 901-01

Changes in Administration of Fire Alarm Monitoring Services

11/15/2012

Information Bulletin # 11-01-12

NYC Building Code, 1968

Use of Multiple-Control Units in Existing Building-Wide Fire Alarm System

12/12/2012

Information Bulletin # 12-01-12

Section FC A03

Expedited Processing of Letters of Approval

2011 FAIU Bulletin

Issuance Date

Type/ Bulletin

Relevant Code Section

Purpose

06/20/2011

Fire Alarm Acceptance Test Checklist # 06-01-11

 

This document provides guidelines for conducting Fire Alarm Inspection Test.

07/18/2011

Letter of Approval Bulletin # 08-01-11

FC 104.2

This bulletin describes the format of the new Letter of Approval.

09/06/2011

Information Bulletin # 09-01-11

BC 27-975, BC 911

Requirement for the manual central office activating device.

09/10/2011

Information Bulletin # 09-02-11

FC 901.5

Extension of the Letter of Defect and Violation Order.

09/30/2011

Information Bulletin # 09-03-11

BC Q106, NFPA 72

Clarification of Installation Requirements for Notification Appliance Circuit Power Extenders

12/05/2011

Information Bulletin # 12-01-11

ARTICALE 760 of the 2011 NYC Electrical Code

Recommended Power Supplies for Fire Alarm and Detection Systems

 

 

 

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