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Re: Sprinkler Inspections

Posted by DK on January 03, 1999 at 19:57:08:

In Reply to: Sprinkler Inspections posted by Dave on January 03, 1999 at 17:41:12:

The Fire Code also contains regulations governing sprinkler inspections and maintenance. A call to your local fire company should prompt a quick inspection by the Fire Department, particularly in view of the recent news.

: I live in an Interim Multiple Dwelling which, based upon fire-code
: regulations, is required to have sprinklers throughout the building (both
: in the apartments and in common and commercial areas). Recently there was
: a problem with the system (inadequate pressure; repairs were required).
: I have made numerous inquiries to the Bldg. Mgr. / Owner but to no avail.
: Is the owner required to keep records of inspections & conditions of
: the sprinkler system in an IMD? I note that the NYC Housing Maintenance
: Code (Sec.D26-21.07) requires inpections for "converted dwellings" and
: for "single room occupancy". But I don't know if this Regulation
: (or any other) pertains to my building. Given the recent rash of deaths
: from un-maintained / inoperable sprinkler systems, my neighbors and I are
: fearful that we do not have adequate and necessary protections in place.
: Also: what about "certification" for superintendents? How can a tenant
: find out if a person is qualified and properly trained to do the job?
: (Please don't suggest asking the owner for the info: we get shut down at
: every turn when trying to find out what is up.) Thanks for any real
: assistance that can be shared.

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