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Today 10 percent of fires that occur in New York State originate within a premises electrical system. Statistics also reveal electrical system fires are among the leading cause of property damage in the United States.

The New York Board of Fire Underwriters, Bureau of Electricity was originally formed in 1881 to challenge electrical installation practices, and place electrical safety at the head of its mission. The Bureau continues to fulfill this mission today through the inspection of electrical systems involving new construction and alteration.

Today the Bureau of Electricity provides this most important public safety service by invitation of more than 900 Authorities Having Jurisdiction throughout New York State. The Bureau of Electricity enables these Authorities to have uniformity between varying codes and local interpretations of the codes.

The Bureau of Electricity maintains a full time electrical inspection staff throughout the State, and is respected throughout the industry as being the Premier Electrical Inspection Agency. The Bureau also supports an elite group of inspectors who participate at the national level in developing Code and Technical Standards.

In every facet the New York Board of Fire Underwriters, Bureau of Electricity provides its clientele and the State of New York a full service Electrical Safety Inspection Agency.

We thank you for your interest, and invite you to use our service.

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