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The ability to see beyond the immediate, during times of crisis and to react accordingly distinguishes the effective Fire and Life Safety Director from the truly outstanding one.

FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY DIRECTOR COURSE (F-89 / T-89)
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This course is
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Introduction / Course Description:

The Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) training course provides 31 hours of live instruction in fire and non-fire emergencies.  New FLSD candidates must successfully complete all 31 hours of instruction in order to proceed with the FDNY Computer Based Tests.

The course is separated into three (3) major sections as follows:


What are the qualifications of the Fire and Life Safety Director? (As per FDNY)

  1. Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age.  Applicants must present two pieces of satisfactory identification (i.e., driver’s license and passport picture ID).
  2. Applicants must have at least three (3) years’ of full-time work experience in one or more of the following fields (in any combination thereof), OR 18 months’ full-time work experience in one or more of the following fields (in any combination thereof) that includes at least six (6) months of continuous employment at one work location (FLSD Qualifications)
  3. Applicants must have a reasonable understanding of the English language and be able to answer satisfactorily such questions as may be asked on the examination.
  4. Applicants must satisfactorily complete (attend and pass) a training course for Fire and Life Safety Director given by a school or other organization accredited by the FDNY.
  5. Applicants must obtain a passing score of 70% on the Graduation Test given by the FDNY accredited school in order to apply for the Computer Based Test (CBT) / Written Exam.


What is a T-89 Certificate of Fitness?

Temporary Fire Life and Safety Director (T-89) is required in any hotel or a commercial building that has a Fire Safety and Evacuation Plan but is not currently required to file a Comprehensive Fire Safety/Emergency Action Plan.

The Temporary Fire Life and Safety Director must hold a valid Certificate of Fitness (after meeting additional requirements, specified in the Notice of Examination) and is responsible to implement the approved Fire Safety and Evacuation Plan for fire emergencies and take actions in response to non-fire emergencies as the building owner authorizes, based on the standard FDNY non-fire emergency procedures and the plan or procedures currently in place for the premises.


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FIRE EMERGENCIES COURSE (N-85)
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This course is
accredited by the FDNY


Introduction / Course Description:

The Fire Emergencies Course (previously referenced as the “Fire Safety Director” Course) is offered as a preparatory course for the Fire and Life Safety Director’s examination given by the Bureau of Fire Prevention of the NYC Fire Department. It consists of a 20-hour (total) two-week program. This course will cover local laws and their execution.

Features of this course includes (but is not limited to):

  • Legal Requirements
    — Local Law 5 of 1973
    — Local Law 16 of 1984
    — Local Law 41 of 1978
    — Local Law 58 of 1987
    — Local Law 26 of 2004
    — 2014 Fire Code and 3 RCNY 113, 2016
    — Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Fire and Life Safety (FLS) Director and Other FLS Staff Duties
  • Building Construction and Primary Fire Protection Systems
  • Other Fire Safety-Related Building Systems
  • Other Fire Safety Operational and Maintenance Requirements
  • Recordkeeping Requirements
  • History of Fatal Fires in Different High-Rise Occupancies
  • Firematics
  • Fire Drill
  • Fire and Life Safety Director Responsibilities in Fire Emergencies
  • Case Study: Fire Emergencies


What are the qualifications of the Fire and Life Safety Director? (As per FDNY)

  1. Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age.  Applicants must present two pieces of satisfactory identification (i.e., driver’s license and passport picture ID).
  2. Applicants must have at least three (3) years’ of full-time work experience in one or more of the following fields (in any combination thereof), OR 18 months’ full-time work experience in one or more of the following fields (in any combination thereof) that includes at least six (6) months of continuous employment at one work location (FLSD Qualifications)
  3. Applicants must have a reasonable understanding of the English language and be able to answer satisfactorily such questions as may be asked on the examination.
  4. Applicants must satisfactorily complete (attend and pass) a training course for Fire and Life Safety Director given by a school or other organization accredited by the FDNY.
  5. Applicants must obtain a passing score of 70% on the Graduation Test given by the FDNY accredited school in order to apply for the Computer Based Test (CBT) / Written Exam.


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NON-FIRE EMERGENCIES / EAP COURSE (Z-89)
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This course is
accredited by the FDNY


Introduction / Course Description:

Since September 11, 2001 it has become evident that more aggressive procedures continue to be needed to protect building occupants. Unsuspecting acts and threats of natural disasters, explosions, biological, chemical or hazardous material incidents and other emergencies made it necessary to have a Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD).

In this course, there will be an overview of various terms, emergencies and techniques that will assist the Fire and Life Safety Director in carrying out the building’s comprehensive Fire Safety/Emergency Action Plan (EAP) documents during non-fire emergencies for occupant safety.

Features of this course includes (but is not limited to):

  • Applicable Lessons from 911 World Trade Center Attacks
  • Non-Fire Drills
  • Fire and Life Safety Director Responsibilities in Non-Fire Emergencies
    — Non-Evacuation Actions
    — Evacuation Actions
    — Building Ventilation Options
    — Use of Elevator
    — Building Occupants with Special Needs
    — Situational Awareness
  • Non-Fire Emergency Incidents
    — Hazmat Incidents Involving Chemical, Biological, or Radiological (CBR) Agents
    — Bomb, Bomb Threats and Suspicious Packages
    — Natural Hazards
    — Failure of Building Utilities or Systems
    — Civil Unrest and Disturbances
    — Interaction with First Responders
  • Non-Fire Emergency Actions (EAP Actions)
  • Emergency Scenarios


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ACTIVE SHOOTER AND MEDICAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING COURSE (ASMEP)
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This course is
accredited by the FDNY


Introduction / Course Description:

This Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness (ASMEP) Training Course curriculum provides a general guidance to Fire and Life Safety (FLS) Director and the building owners to mitigate the damage or injuries resulting from active shooter and medical emergency incidents occurred in high-rise buildings.

Acknowledgements:

  • Civilian and Uniformed personnel of the Bureau of Fire Prevention, FDNY
  • Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness personnel, FDNY
  • NYPD Shield
  • Active and retired NYPD Lieutenants, Captains and Sergeants.
  • Retired Military consultant.
  • FSDA and BOMA/NY Preparedness Committee Members.
  • Other government agencies published materials (the New York City Police Department/NYPD Shield, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Justice).


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COORDINATOR OF FIRE SAFETY AND ALARM SYSTEMS IN HOMELESS SHELTERS  COURSE (F-80)
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This course is
accredited by the FDNY


Introduction / Course Description:

All homeless shelters require an individual holding a Certificate of Fitness for Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters (F-80). This certificate is also needed in any building or occupancy required to have a one-way voice communication system, regardless of occupancy classification, that is operated or occupied by more than 15 persons for a period of more than 30 days, including emergency shelters.

The F-80 Certificate of Fitness is premise-related.  F-80 C of F holders should be trained and fully capable of operating the fire alarm control panel in the shelter in which they are employed.  Individuals who are certified for the F-80 Certificate of Fitness will be exempt from having to obtain a separate S-95 Certificate of Fitness for Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems and Other Related Systems.  This exemption is for Coordinator of Fire Safety & Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters who work in shelters only.  The F-80 Certificate of Fitness holder will be authorized to supervise Fire Alarm Systems in homeless shelters as outlined in the study material.*

* Reference: FDNY Study Material for F-80 Certificate of Fitness (P 16)


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BUILDING OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND RECORDKEEPING COURSE (BOMR) (Z-51)
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This course is
accredited by the FDNY


Introduction / Course Description:

The course is developed based on the 3 RCNY §113-12. The rule requires that all Refrigerating System Operating Engineers (RSOE) must complete a continuing education course. This will ensure that operating engineers, who typically have other important responsibilities relating to building operation and maintenance, are familiar with applicable Fire Code requirements, which have undergone a comprehensive revision in 2008 and were revised again in 2014.

This course is required of all Certificate of Qualification (COQ) holders, including those that may currently not have a work location registered with the Fire Department. All Certificate of Qualification applications for renewal on or after January 1, 2016 must submit evidence of having completed this course or present a valid Fire Safety Director (FSD) Certificate of Fitness (F58/F25).

The curriculum addresses the following subject matter areas:


Section I: Primary Fire Protection Systems

  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Standpipe Systems
  • Painting of Sprinkler and Standpipe System Piping and Valve Handles (in both new and existing buildings)
  • Out-of-Service Sprinkler, Standpipe and Fire Alarm Systems, including Impairment Coordinator, Fire Guard and Notification Requirements


Section II: Other Fire Safety-Related Building Systems

  • Refrigerating Systems
  • Emergency Power Systems
  • Battery System
  • Smoke Control Systems
  • Elevator in Readiness
  • Non-Water Fire Extinguishing Systems
  • Means of Egress
  • Commercial Cooking Systems


Section III: Other Fire Safety Operational and Maintenance Requirements

  • Hot Work Operations
  • Flame-Resistant Decorations
  • Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging Operations
  • Emergency Planning and Preparedness
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Permits, Certificates of Fitness/Qualification and Company Certification


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order to obtain an FDNY Certificate of Fitness not listed, please contact our office for more information.

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