What are some of the things the fire marshal looks for when inspecting a business?
Fire marshals look for safety hazards and to determine compliance with applicable codes. Some of the things looked for, include:
  • Electrical, gas, heating systems are being safely maintained.
  • Required systems, such as automatic fire suppression in commercial kitchens, fire alarm systems, and fire sprinklers are properly maintained and inspected.
  • Extension cords cannot be used in place of permanent fixed wiring.
  • Operational exit lights.
  • Fire extinguishers are in proper locations and have been inspected by a company licensed within Suffolk County.
  • Street numbers are visible.
  • Dumpster is in compliance for location, as well as enclosure.
    In addition, New York State requires annual permits for facilities with greater hazards. Inspections address specialized operations such as:
    • Service stations with flammable liquid storage.
    • Marinas with electrical wiring in wet locations.
    • Bed and breakfasts, motels, and apartment complexes.
    • Bars, nightclubs, and other public assemblies.
    • Special events and temporary tents.
    • Welding and other hot work.
    • Storage of hazardous materials.
    • Lumberyards and wood working facilities
      For additional information, please call the Fire Marshal Office at 631-702-2919

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      1. I had a fire in my home, how can I get a copy of the fire report?
      2. Why do the fire marshals perform business inspections?
      3. What are some of the things the fire marshal looks for when inspecting a business?
      4. If the Fire Marshal finds violations, do I get a warning or a summons?
      5. What should I do if I receive a Notice of Violation?
      6. How do I report a violation?
      7. Can I make an anonymous complaint?
      8. What happens after I make my complaint to the Fire Marshal?
      9. How do I obtain copies of violations on a piece of property?
      10. Do I have to renew operating permits every year?
      11. Am I allowed to burn a fire in a barrel in my yard?
      12. How do I apply for a tent permit?
      13. I am having a party/event. Where can people park?
      14. Do I need permit for my party, wedding, or special event?