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NFSA Empire Chapter Meeting-  tentatively 21MAR at Brown's Brewery in TROY, NY to discuss ITM in NY State.

NYFSCA meeting- 6PM, 08FEB, New Hyde Park Inn, New Hyde Park, LI.

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Aug 2014- Governor Signs 2 Fire Sprinkler Related Bills

Click title to read Governor's message. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


NY Fire Sprinklers in the News~

 Send YOUR success stories to Kasmauskas@NFSA.org or call 518.937.6589. Please be clear as to what information can be made public and which information is confidential.

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01JAN14- 3 Dead in Queens. No fire sprinklers, lack of working smoke alarms. 

03APR14- Vacant Mall Cited to Maintain Systems

Side X Side Burns

Albany, NY, Oct 2015

Capital District NYSBOC hosted 2 SxS burns along with two 2-hr presentations on "Residential Fire Sprinklers". NFSA RM Kasmauskas delivered the narration to the live burns as well as the presentations.

Schenectady, NY, Union College, Sep 2015

SRI supported a live SxS burn which was hosted by Union College.

Verona, NY, 11 Jun 2014

NY State Assn of Fire chiefs will conduct a SxS during their annual conference.

Albany, NY, Dec 2013

Visit the Media Room for the joint FASNY and NFSA live burn demo!

NFSA Empire Chapter Meeting~ 

Code Officials ITM Panel (tentative)

Topic: TBA

Tue., 21 MAR 17

5:0PM-6:00PM Social Hour

6:00 Dinner 

Meeting and Presentations may start during dinner.

NFSA MEMBERS of any category are Welcome!

Committees have openings....please volunteer!


Future Meetings- 3rd Tuesday; May, Sep,

Nov-4th Tue..

Dominick G. Kasmauskas

NFSA NY Regional Mgr.



NFSA Chapter Handbook >>>  Chapter_Handbook_FINAL_2013_edition.pdf

NY State and NYC Codes On-line

NY State Codes Supplement for 2015 I-Codes


NY State Code Set Effective 03OCT16!

NY City Construction Code 2014 NYC Construction Code enactment moved to 31DEC2014!

NYC Fire Code

National Links

NFSA National Office

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition






New York State and New York City Organizational Links

NY Fire Sprinkler Contractors' Assn. 

NY State Building Officials Conference (Link to all 20 Chapters) 

NY State Fire Marshals & Inspectors Assn.

NY State Assn. of Fire Chiefs

NY State Dept of State Bldg Stds & Codes 

NY State Office of Fire Prev. & Control

NYC Dept of Bldgs


"Every contractor MUST attend..."


An effective inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) program, conducted in accordance with NFPA 25, is critical to ensuring that water-based fire protection systems operate properly when needed. The program also acknowledges the liability exposure of ITM and prioritizes the need for clear communication in order to protect the ITM contractor and technician. Communications with the building owner, the AHJ, and even internally can have a dramatic impact on the success of a contractors ITM program. This highly interactive seminar will walk participants through a process to develop a best practices approach to improve communications and reduce exposure to liability claims associated with an ITM program.