Fire Safety Plans (Written and Oral)
Fire Life Safety Solutions USA, writes, revises, submits, and prepares oral plans that meets the stated requirements of both the Fire Department of the City of New York and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. We follow the standard guidelines for Levels 1, 2, and 3, to ensure approval with the first submission saving you both time and money. Our experienced team of fire safety experts and plan preparers are skilled in writing plans for all building levels and for fire and non-fire emergencies.
- New Plans: We will develop a user-friendly plan, that meets all stated guidelines, and that emergency personnel can reference to take appropriate action when an emergency occurs.
- Existing Plans: If you already have an FDNY-approved plan, we can review it and make any necessary updates, resubmit it for approval to FDNY. In the meantime, if you’ve chosen to conduct fire safety training, the program can proceed while the fire safety plan is being approved.
About the Law
In 2008, the fire code was enacted by Local Law 26 of 2008. It was based on a 2003 model of the International Fire Code (IFC). It was the first revision of the Fire Code in almost 100 years. The Fire Code was supplemented by the Fire Department rules (Title 3 of Rules of City of New York). On March 30, 2014, Local Law 148 of 2013, was enacted amending the 2008 Fire Code.
“Local Law 148 of 2013 (Int. No. 1174-A) – A Local Law to amend the New York city fire code, in relation to the enhancement of emergency preparedness in New York city and the adoption of current fire safety standards as incorporated in the 2009 edition of the international fire code, and to amend certain provisions of the New York city charter, the New York city mechanical code and the New York city plumbing code consistent with amendments to the New York city fire code.”
Fire Department of the City of New York (Local Law 26) [NYC Admin Code 29-204] – In 2014, the Fire Department of the City of New York comprehensively amended the emergency preparedness and the adoption of current fire safety standards. Significant changes have been made in the areas of reorganization, they eliminated one-size-fits-all plan, coordination of plan, staffing and communications, elimination of plans for small/storefront occupancies, and the introduction of three types (levels) of plans.
- Level 1 – Comprehensive Fire Safety/Emergency Action Plan office building-type plan only for largest occupancies that need such plans and are capable of implementing them.
- Level 2 – Simplified Fire and Emergency Preparedness (FEP) plan for larger buildings.
- Level 3 – Informational Fire and Emergency Guide and/or Notices for apartment buildings and other residential properties. Source
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Standards (Part Number 1910) – An employer must have a fire prevention plan when an OSHA standard in this part requires one. The requirements in this section apply to each fire prevention plan.
1910.38(b) – “Written and oral emergency action plans. An emergency action plan must be in writing, kept in the workplace, and available to employees for review. However, an employer with 10 or fewer employees may communicate the plan orally to employees.” Source
Fire Life Safety Solutions USA, writes, revises, submits, and prepares oral plans for both the Fire Department of the City of New York and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. We follow the standard guidelines for Levels 1, 2, and 3, to ensure approval with the first submission saving you both time and money. Our experienced team of fire safety experts and plan preparers, are skilled in writing, all levels of plans, for fires and non-fires emergencies. A user-friendly plan, from which the emergency personnel will be implemented once an emergency occurs. If you already have an FDNY-approved plan, we will review it and if it needs to be revised, we will make the standard revisions and resubmit it for approval to FDNY. The fire safety training program can proceed, while the fire safety plan is being approved.
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