Commercial high-rises, hotels, and hospitals require certified personnel as mandated by New York City Local Laws, Rules of the City of New York Fire Department and the NYC Fire Code. This FDNY accredited course for Fire Safety Directors is designed to prepare candidates to participate in the written and on-site FSD Certificate of Fitness Examinations. The 20-hour course examines every aspect of fire protection management in high-rise structures through intense review of aspects of Local Law #5 of 1973 and NYC Fire Code 2014. Special emphasis will be placed on the Fire Code Chapter 4-Emergency Planning and Preparedness, and Chapter 9- Fire Protection Systems. Other course topics include Firematics, FSD duties and responsibilities, record keeping and building systems.Training Requirements for Fire Safety Director Training
As of 2017, the F-85 Certificate of Fitness (after meeting additional requirements, specified in the Notice of Examination) replaces the F-25/F-58 Fire Safety Director Certificates of Fitness(C of F).
Candidates for the New York City Fire Department’s (FDNY) Fire Safety Director (FSD) F-85 Certificate of Fitness (FSD w/Active Shooter) are required to complete both the FSD and Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness (ASMEP) courses prior to applying to take the computerized FSD C of F exam.
Applicants have 1 year from the date of completing the FSD course to apply to take computerized, written FSD exam with the FDNY. If they do not apply within a year they are required to retake the entire course. For additional information visit the FDNY website.
Additionally, all current F-25/F-58 holders must comply with the new requirements and successfully complete the Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness course by September 4, 2017, or the date of expiration of their existing C of F, as required by new Fire Rule (3 RCNY §113).NEW – Upcoming FDNY Transition Deadlines:
By September 3, 2018, or the date of expiration of existing C of F, all current and active FSD will also be required to have successfully completed the 7-hour Emergency Action Plan (EAP) training course.
By March 1, 2019, or the date of expiration of existing C of F, all current and active F-85 must have registered and received a passing grade on the computerized EAP C of F examination to receive their Temporary Fire Life Safety Director C of F (T-89). The T-89 will be converted to the F-89 when the candidate successfully passes the EAP on-site practical examination. Audience
Individuals with experience in fire protection and prevention activities or the operation of a building’s service equipment.Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Recognize the jargon related to the language of fire safety-related building alarms, sprinklers & elevators & other systems
- Locate system parts of a given building’s Fire Safety Alarm Panel & accompanying Fire Command Center workings
- Identify the relevant logistics and information to communicate to First Responders attending to the emergency situation
- Distinguish important characteristics of human behavior involved with emergency evacuations of any kind
- Identify the importance of quarterly fire drills, including post drill assessment of evacuation process and procedures, as well as log book documentation for quality control purposes
- Identify American Disabilities Act (ADA) provisions to be implemented for those building occupants
100% attendance for the course and active participation in learning activities including hands-on exercises, review quizzes, and the final exam is required. Students must receive a minimum passing score of 70% on the 50-question multiple-choice exam to receive the course completion certificate and verification letter. Students are allotted 2-hours to complete the exam, which is not open book.
Students who do not pass the end-of-course test will be extended a second opportunity to take the exam. It is the students’ responsibility to contact TSCTA to schedule their retake exam within one week of the original class date.
Students who do not successfully pass the exam a second time will have the option of registering for another Fire Safety Director training course at a reduced price of 50% of the original course fee. Students must contact TSCTA to schedule and pay for the retake class within 6 months following the original class date.
Make-up time is not permitted for this training course. Students who miss time from any individual session must reschedule and attend the full training course.