FIRE DOES NOT QUARANTINE FROM COVID-19!
Building maintenance and abatement of fire violations is essential as per NYS Executive Order 202.6.
All non-essential construction must safely shut down, except emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect health and safety of the occupants, or to continue a project if it would be unsafe to allow to remain undone, but only to the point that it is safe to suspend work).
Essential construction includes:
- construction for, or your business provides necessary support for construction projects involving, roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or healthcare facilities, homeless shelters, or public or private schools;
- construction for affordable housing, as defined as construction work where either (i) a minimum of 20% of the residential units are or will be deemed affordable and are or will be subject to a regulatory agreement and/or a declaration from a local, state, or federal government agency or (ii) where the project is being undertaken by, or on behalf of, a public housing authority;
construction necessary to protect the health and safety of occupants of a structure;
- construction necessary to continue a project if allowing the project to remain undone would be unsafe, provided that the construction must be shut down when it is safe to do so;
- construction for existing (i.e. currently underway) projects of an essential business; or
- construction work that is being completed by a single worker who is the sole employee/worker on the job site.
At every site, it is required that the personnel working on the site maintain an appropriate social distance, including for purposes of elevators/meals/entry and exits. Sites that cannot maintain appropriate social distancing, as well as cleaning/disinfecting protocols must close. Enforcement will be conducted by state and local governments, including fines up to $10,000 per violation.
Construction may continue solely with respect to those employees that must be present at the business location/construction site in support of essential business activities. No other employees/personnel shall be permitted to work in-person at the business location/construction site. Any other business activities being completed that are not essential are still subject to the restrictions provided by Executive Order 202.
As noted above, local governments, including municipalities and school districts, are allowed to continue construction projects at this time as government entities are exempt from these essential business restrictions. However, to the greatest extent possible, local governments should postpone any non-essential projects and only proceed with essential projects when they can implement appropriate social distancing and cleaning/disinfecting protocols. Essential projects should be considered those that have a nexus to health and safety of the building occupants or to support the broader essential services that are required to fulfill the critical operations of government or the emergency response to the COVID-19 public health crisis."
For full NYS Executive Order 202.6 and other guidance refer to www.esd.ny.gov.
The Fire Department has included the following downloadable forms for your convenience. These forms can be mailed or dropped off in person at Fire Prevention located in Yonkers Fire Headquarters at 470 Nepperhan Ave, Second Floor.
Request for Inspection - READ ALL DIRECTIONS PRIOR TO SUBMITTING. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS NOT ACCEPTED. Use this form to request inspection for permit related inspections. Fire protection system maintenance records may be required to close some permits. Refer to "Notice to Building Owners" in the section below.
Incident or Record Search - Request copies of Fire department records and incident information.
Violation Request - Property record search for recent violations. The subject may also be inspected. (Fillable)
Temporary Fuel Storage and Heat Application - For new applicants and renewals. (Fillable)
Tank and Pump Installers License Application (New and Renewal)
Notice to Building Owners and Operators
The International Fire Code (IFC) 2015 requires records of all fire protection system inspections, tests and maintenance shall be maintained on the premises for a minimum of ten (10) years and shall be copied to the code enforcement official on request.
Pursuant to this requirement, beginning April 15, 2013, records of the system(s) listed below shall be copied to the Yonkers Fire Department. Inspection records shall be postmarked or hand delivered within ten (10) business days from the date of inspection. All records shall be addressed to:
Yonkers Fire Prevention
Attn: Maintenance Records Reporting
470 Nepperhan Ave (2nd floor)
Yonkers, NY 10701
Fire Protection System Maintenance Standards as per IFC 901.6.1
Portable Fire Extinguishers - NFPA 10
Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishing Systems - NFPA 12
Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems - NFPA 12A
Dry-chemical Extinguishing Systems - NFPA 17
Wet-chemical Extinguishing Systems - NFPA 17A
Private Service Tanks - NFPA 24
Water Tanks - NFPA 25
Water-based Fire Protection Systems - NFPA 25
Fire Alarm Systems - NFPA 72
Commerical Kitchen Hoods - NFPA 96
Water-mist Systems - NFPA 750
Clean-agent Extinguishing Systems - NFPA 2001
FIRE ESCAPE Inspection, Testing, & Maintenance Report - Required every 5 years as per IFC 1188.8.131.52. (Fillable)
To download a copy of the Ordinance Relating to Emergency Planning & Preparedness Plans for Shelters within the City of Yonkers or the corresponding Rules and Forms, please see below:
Permit / Installation Requirements
Installer / Contractor NFPA Certification Forms
**Removal of house fire hoses is not allowed without prior approval from the Yonkers Fire Department, Fire Prevention Division. A design professional must provide code analysis showing compliance if hoses were to be removed. Upon review the Yonkers Fire Prevention Division will respond and if approved, removal can be performed. Until approval is obtained, systems must be maintained as designed.**
For more information or assistance, please call Fire Prevention at 914.377-7525. Our fax number is 914-377-7566.