NYC Fire Code

NYC Fire Code 

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:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3
General Precautions Against Fire

Chapter 4
Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Chapter 5
Fire Operations Features

Chapter 6
Building Services and Systems

Chapter 7
Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction

Chapter 8
Interior Furnishings, Decorations and Scenery

Chapter 9
Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10
Means of Egress

Chapters 11 through 19

Chapter 20
Aviation Facilities and Operations

Chapter 21
Dry Cleaning

Chapter 22
Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

Chapter 23
Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Chapter 24
Flammable Finishes

Chapter 25
Fruit and Crop Ripening

Chapter 26
Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

Chapter 27
Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

Chapter 28
Lumber Yards and Wood Waste Materials

Chapter 29
Manufacture of Organic Coatings

Chapter 30
Industrial Furnaces

Chapter 31
Tents and Other Membrane Structures

Chapter 32
High-Piled Combustible Storage

Chapter 33
Fire Safety During Construction, Alteration and Demolition

Chapter 34
Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage

Chapter 35
Welding and Other Hot Work

Chapter 36

Chapter 37
Combustible Fibers

Chapters 38 and 39

Chapter 40

Chapters 41 through 49

Chapter 50
Hazardous Materials—General Provisions

Chapter 51

Chapter 52

Chapter 53
Compressed Gases

Chapter 54
Corrosive Materials

Chapter 55
Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 56
Explosives, Fireworks and Special Effects

Chapter 57
Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 58
Flammable Gases

Chapter 59
Flammable Solids

Chapter 60
Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials

Chapter 61
Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 62
Organic Peroxides

Chapter 63
Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 64
Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 65
Pyroxylin Plastics

Chapter 66
Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 67
Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapters 68 through 79

Chapter 80
Referenced Standards

Appendix A

Appendix B
Referenced Standard Modifications

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