Fire Code Violations

All businesses, individuals and residents in New York State are required to comply with the Fire Prevention Ordinance. This Ordinance is enforced by the Fire Marshal and individuals are appointed to enforce the Fire Prevention Ordinance (the “Fire Code”).

The Fire Code establishes uniform regulations in conjunction with the recommendations of Fire Commission for the fire and life safety standards of businesses, buildings, restaurants, residents and individuals. It is also designed to implement the requirements for fire detection and suppression systems, which include Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire and Smoke Detection Systems and Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems. Also, it sets forth the requirements for applications, fees, plans, inspection, testing and recognition of required life safety systems and equipment.

“Our Attorneys have a history of successfully representing business owners and restaurants charged with Fire Code Violations.”

As a business owner, individual and resident of New York State, it is required that you adhere to all provisions of your County’s Fire Code. In fact, many times a business owner or individual are unfamiliar with the Fire Code and face violations that carry substantial fines and/or potential criminal charges without the knowledge required to properly resolve such allegations.

Many business owners are also unaware that general rule for corporate representation is that corporations are “artificial entities” and must only appear in court through an attorney when confronting a Fire Code violation. Unfortunately, they are unaware of this requirement to appear by attorney until they are summoned to court and told to reappear on a future date along with an attorney. Our team of attorneys that handle Fire Code Violations prides itself on representing the best interests of your corporation, while allowing you to run your business in an efficient manner.

At Bashian & Papantoniou, our attorneys can assist you in effectively resolving your Fire Code Violations by appealing such orders through the Fire Marshal office or by appearing on your behalf in the court assigned to hear and determine such violation.

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