General Information, Safety Bulletins & Advisories

Mobile Food Preparation Vehicles 

Due to the unique hazards presented by mobile food preparation vehicles to the public, employees, and firefighters, provisions have been added to the Fire Code of New York State (2020) to address these hazards. Learn more about the updated Mobile Food Preparation Vehicles (MFPV) code.

Portable Heaters (Propane Gas Fueled) Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to provide guidance for the safe and lawful use of propane gas fueled portable heaters in connection with places of assembly such as restaurants, bars and other such businesses. Learn more about the requirements for the safe and lawful use of portable (propane gas fueled) heaters.

Emergency Responder Radio Coverage (ERRC) Advisory

This advisory is to provide information regarding the requirements for testing, and if needed, the installation of equipment to ensure adequate coverage of emergency responder radios. Learn more about emergency responder radio testing.

How to Dispose of Old Fire Extinguishers

To safely dispose of a fire extinguisher, it is important to first identify the type of extinguisher. Next, you must identify the fire extinguisher’s content. Learn how to dispose of old fire extinguishers (PDF).

Recreational Fires, Open Burning & Bonfires

Information to provide clarification of the requirements for the use of fire pits, chimineas, and like appliances, as well as information regarding “open burning and bonfires.” Learn more about recreational fires and open burning bonfires (PDF).

Use of Barbecues / Grills in Multiple Residence Settings

Information to provide clarification of the requirements for the use of barbecues and grills in multiple residence settings, i.e. apartments, condominiums, co-ops and alike within the Town of Brookhaven. Learn more about the use of barbecues / grills in multiple residence settings (PDF).

Requirements for Fire Watch

A “Fire watch” is utilized during a limited period of time when fire protection and / or fire detection system(s) are impaired within a building or portion of a building. When a fire watch is approved by the Chief Fire Marshal, a building may remain occupied with normal use or use with some restrictions, while fire detection / fire protection impairment repairs are rendered. The alternative to a “Fire Watch” during system impairments is the evacuation of a building until repairs have been made.

Requirements for Tents & Other Membrane Structures

There are requirements for tents and membrane structures having an area in excess (more than) 400 square feet. Learn more about the requirements for tents and membrane structures (PDF).