Any active contractor in good standing with the Association, who performs fire sprinkler installation, inspection, testing and maintenance work in New York City and Long Island and is properly licensed as required to be, is eligible to participate with regard the New York Fire Sprinkler Council programs and meetings. If you are a contractor who employs Local 638 labor and you are interested in joining MCA, contact us today.
There is still more work to do. In New York City residential apartment buildings regardless of size that were built prior to 1999 are not required to have sprinkler systems. This means our older buildings where often our most vulnerable populations reside are not protected. The majority of New York Housing Authority apartments are not protected as well. It’s time for New York City to look at protecting existing residential buildings.
It is our priority to create awareness of the importance of proper fire sprinkler and standpipe protection. To foster that awareness, we recently sponsored a side by side fire sprinkler burn demonstration that illustrated the difference between how an apartment or home with a fire sprinkler system burns compared to one without. Reasearch our fire sprinkler contractor members in our directory. Read the latest fire sprinkler news and information from the New York Fire Sprinkler Council blog.
Fire Sprinkler AwarenessWe also strive to have the most competent, informed contractors and highly skilled men and women working on New York City and Long Island job sites. We regularly provide internal educational seminars, events, and resources for our members. The New York Fire Sprinkler proudly advocates the proper installation and maintenance of fire sprinklers systems in both commmercial and residential structures. The failure to properly maintain a fire sprinkler systems can have catastrophic consequences.
Periodic inspection, testing, and maintenance of the sprinkler system are essential for proper function. Both New York City and Long Island currently require automatic wet sprinkler systems to be maintained as per NFPA 25, the standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. Our Council ensures that our contractors are apprised of jurisdictional requirements regarding the inspection, testing and maintenance of sprinkler systems.