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New 3 RCNY §505-01 and 3 RCNY §505-02 Signs and Markings

  • Apartment, Guest Room Identification, Directional Markings, Signs and Stairwell Fire Emergency Markings in Compliance with 3 RCNY §505-01 and 3 RCNY §505-02

The New York City Fire Department adopted rule 3 RCNY §505-01 Apartment and Guest Room Identification and Directional Markings and Signs and rule 3 RCNY §505-02 Apartment, Guest Room and Stairwell Fire Emergency Markings which require specific apartment and guest room identification and directional markings and signs to guide emergency response crews when responding to emergencies and the fire department in locating dwelling units and stairwells.

Rule 3 RCNY §505-01 specifies standards and requirements for the design and installation of directional signs in apartments, guest rooms, sleeping rooms lobbies and hallway corridors. Rule 3 RCNY §505-02 specifies standards and requirements for the design and installation of entrance door fire emergency markings in apartments, guest rooms, sleeping rooms and stairwell doors.

The rules are applicable to Group R-1 and R-2 buildings.
Group R-1 Buildings: Boarding houses (transient), Hotels (transient), Motels (transient)
Group R-2 Buildings: Apartment Houses, Boarding Houses (non-transient), Convents, Dormitories, Fraternities and Sororities, Hotels (non-transient), Live/ work units, Monasteries, Motels (non-transient), Vacation timeshare properties.

The Everlux signs in this chapter will allow you to be compliant with the 3 RCNY §505-01 and 3 RCNY §505-02 rules requirements. These signs are manufactured in a photoluminescent coated thin aluminum featuring a permanent protective film for higher resistance to wear and tear and with a self-adhesive backing.
These signs are available in the following standard sizes: 1 3/16 x 4”, 1 3/16 x 6”, 1 3/16 x 8” and 1 3/16 x 10”.
  • §505-01 Signs





  • §505-02 Apartment, Guest Room and Stairwell Fire Emergency Markings






§505-02 Apartment, Guest Room and Stairwell Fire Emergency Markings







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