Residential Fire Safety Guides and Notices

Residential Fire Safety Guides and Notices - NYC Rules


Residential Fire Safety Guides and Notices - NYC Rules

Since 2000, New York City has required apartment building owners to print and distribute residential fire safety guides to apartment building residents and building staff, and to post fire safety notices on the inside of dwelling unit entrance doors and in building lobbies. The purpose of these fire safety guides and notices is to: • promote fire safety and fire prevention in apartment buildings;

• educate residents and building staff about the design and construction of their building, including construction type, fire protection systems and means of egress; and

• outline emergency procedures to assist them in the event that they are confronted by a fire and need to determine what action to take to protect themselves and their families.

The format, content, distribution and posting requirements for the fire safety guide and notices were incorporated into the 2008 Fire Code (in FC408.9) and in Fire Department rule 3 RCNY §408-02, which the proposed rule would amend.

Download the forms or buy signs see below:

Fire Safety Plan: Part I - Building Information Section   
Fire Safety Plan: Part II - 
Fire Emergency Information

NYC apt building emergency preparedness guide-NYC Guide

2019-2020 fire and emergency preparedness annual bulletin - click here


Download the actual law- FDNY Law 408-02


“Close the door” NEW REQUIRED SIGN –click here to buy

Fire safety notice sign- click here to buy


Review the NYC Apartment Building Emergency Preparedness Guide, Building Information Form, Bulletin, Checklist and Notices-click here


Be in compliance and buy all required signs:

1) Fire safety Plan for lobby - click here

2) Fire safety Notice for lobby -click Here 

3) Fire Safety Notice for tenant doors - click here

4) Close the door sign " new rule"-click here





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