The New York City Fire Code is a City law that establishes fire safety requirements for buildings and businesses in New York City. It applies to all persons and places in New York City.
The Fire Code regulates such matters as the prevention and reporting of fires; emergency preparedness; the manufacture, storage, handling, use and transportation of hazardous materials and combustible materials; the conduct of various businesses and activities that pose fire hazards; and the design, installation, operation and maintenance of the buildings and premises that house such materials, businesses and activities.
The Fire Code was amended by Local Law No. 47 of 2022. The amended Fire Code took effect on April 15, 2022 and is known as the 2022 Fire Code. New 2022 Fire Code design, installation, operational and maintenance requirements apply to new and existing buildings and businesses as set forth in FC102. Special provisions may apply to projects in progress.
Incorrect cross-references and other minor text errors have been corrected in the posted Fire Code. All corrections are underlined.
A cross-reference table showing the 2014 Fire Code and corresponding 2022 Fire Code chapter and section numbers can be viewed using this link:
A summary of the Fire Code amendments that the Fire Department deems to be the most significant and/or likely to be of interest in the 2022 Fire Code, can be viewed using this link:
General Precautions Against Fire
Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Fire Operations Features
Building Services and Systems
Fire Protection Systems
Means of Egress
Chapters 11 through 19
Aviation Facilities and Operations
Combustible Dust-Producing Operations
Fruit and Crop Ripening
Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging
Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities
Lumber Yards and Wood Waste Materials
Manufacture of Organic Coatings
Tents and Other Membrane Structures
High-Piled Combustible Storage
Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage
Welding and Other Hot Work
Chapters 38 and 39
Chapters 41 through 49
Hazardous Materials—General Provisions
Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials
Liquefied Petroleum Gases
Unstable (Reactive) Materials
Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids
Chapters 68 through 79
Referenced Standard Modifications
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