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Information About Standpipes


City Fire Department

Standpipes provide water access points for fire hoses and other fire suppression devices inside a building. Depending on the type of occupancy of a building or the construction code under which it was built the Department of Buildings may require a building to install a standpipe system.

All buildings that currently have standpipes or will have a standpipe system installed must maintain their standpipe system. Standpipe systems must undergo routine testing and maintenance as mandated by the Fire Department. Testing and maintenance must be performed by a person holding an FDNY issued Certificate of Fitness for the type of standpipe system in use at the building. For more information about the specific Certificate of Fitness needed for a specific standpipe system, please contact the New York City Fire Department using the contact information below.

NYC Fire Department (FDNY)

Sprinkler and Standpipe Unit
9 Metro Tech Center, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11202

For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Fire Prevention Bureau Sprinklers and Standpipes

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