New Requirements For Carbon Monoxide Protection in Nassau and Suffolk County

Dear Community Member,

A recent death and several poisonings have brought public awareness to the topic of Carbon Monoxide exposure in commercial buildings on Long Island. Politicians quickly focused their efforts on passing legislation to protect communities from this “Silent Killer”.

Many people are not aware of the new local legislation and how to implement changes to comply with the new laws.

As a public service, Briscoe Protective Systems is offering a free presentation to local businesses, organizations, and Chambers of Commerce on the dangers of carbon monoxide and how to protect the public, while complying with new local laws. The presentation will discuss carbon monoxide basics, what the new local codes entail, and what is required of businesses to be in compliance.

Briscoe can come to your business or host the presentation at its corporate headquarters, located at 99 Mark Tree Road, in Centereach. In addition, Briscoe will offer a complimentary survey to evaluate a commercial property’s existing system to see how it can interface with the newly required Carbon Monoxide detection devices. Please take advantage of this free public service Briscoe is providing and together we can help safeguard the public from this dangerous gas that sickens or kills hundreds of people each year.

Please see the following handout.


J.R. McCotter, CET
Chief of Technical Services
Briscoe Protective Systems
1-631-864-8666 Ext. 217

NYS Lic # 12000032751

                                           New Carbon Monoxide Detection Legislation

In an attempt to prevent any further tragedies such as the incident at Legal Seafood in Huntington, local politicians have passed laws regarding adding CO detecting devices in commercial and assembly occupancies.

This legislation is causing some confusion amongst business owners, building managers, and the general public.

Most legislation allows for residential type CO Alarms in Commercial applications where no Fire Alarm System exists. Residential CO Alarms are a local device that can either be hardwired with 110VAC or powered by an internal battery. These devices can be installed at a minimal cost to the business owners.

Legislation is also calling for all commercial buildings, with existing Fire Alarm Systems, to install CO Detectors, which would be tied into the Alarm System and therefore monitored for Alarm and Trouble.

Standalone, Residential type, CO Alarms require manual maintenance to ensure proper operation. Battery life, CO Sensor life, vandalism, and other factors play a part in the effectiveness of the CO Alarm solution.

With a CO Detector tied into a Fire Alarm System, there is no Battery to worry about, the CO Sensor life will be reported by the system, and any tampering with the devices will be immediately known due to the panel’s supervision.

There are many levels to the new legislation depending on your occupancy type and location. Please allow Briscoe to come in to provide a free survey of your building to see how you can conform to your local code.

To learn even more about Carbon Monoxide and what you can do to prevent any unnecessary tragedy, please ask us about our free presentation by contacting J.R. McCotter at 1-888-BRISCOE X-217

 UL 2034 is the industry accepted standard for Residential Type
CO Alarms

• UL 2075 is the industry accepted standard for Commercial Type Gas Sensing CO Detectors

• An Alarm is a standalone device with a local sounder

• A Detector is a device that interconnects with a building system