Fire and Life Safety Director Qualification Requirements

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Fire and Life Safety Director Qualification Requirements in New York City

Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) is a FDNY-licensed person qualified to train commercial and residential building occupants in proper emergency preparedness procedures. These emergencies were once largely confined to fires, but changes in the 2014 Fire Code added other non-fire-related emergencies as well. Today’s FLSDs are now required to be officially certified in the areas of medical emergencies and active shooters. International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) can provide you with the training and certification you need to meet New York City’s fire and life safety director qualification requirements.

ISS fire science institute

Fire and Life Safety Director Qualification Requirements in New York City

Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) is a FDNY-licensed person qualified to train commercial and residential building occupants in proper emergency preparedness procedures. These emergencies were once largely confined to fires, but changes in the 2014 Fire Code added other non-fire-related emergencies as well. Today’s FLSDs are now required to be officially certified in the areas of medical emergencies and active shooters. International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) can provide you with the training and certification you need to meet New York City’s fire and life safety director qualification requirements.

ISS fire science institute

Fire and Life Safety Director Qualification Requirements in New York City

Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) is a FDNY-licensed person qualified to train commercial and residential building occupants in proper emergency preparedness procedures. These emergencies were once largely confined to fires, but changes in the 2014 Fire Code added other non-fire-related emergencies as well. Today’s FLSDs are now required to be officially certified in the areas of medical emergencies and active shooters. International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) can provide you with the training and certification you need to meet New York City’s fire and life safety director qualification requirements.

What Is a Fire and Life Safety Director?

In New York City, all commercial offices, hotels, and other buildings with installed fire alarm systems that include two-way communication must be staffed with a qualified, certified Fire and Life Safety Director. These directors are required to receive designated training to obtain the needed Certificate of Fitness. This training will qualify directors to train fire safety personnel in the building, create and implement fire safety plans, including evacuation strategies, and perform all other fire and emergency-related duties.

Certification that Meets Your Training Needs

The ISS Fire Science Institute training program is organized to ensure that you receive the training needed to successfully obtain F-89 Fire and Life Safety Director certification. New York requires 31 hours of specified instruction, all of which are included within the Institute’s program. The course provides instruction to meet all required certification components, including:

  • Fire Safety instruction
  • Non-fire training
  • Active shooter and Medical Emergency response training

Applicants are required to attend all class sessions. Certification is granted to those who receive final exam scores of at least 70%. Certificates of Fitness are issued only to qualified candidates who complete the training, and valid only for the specific locations cited on the certificate.

Fire and Life Safety Director Qualifications

In addition to receiving proper certification through a FDNY-approved course, candidates must meet certain basic qualifications to serve as Fire and Life Safety Directors. Those qualifications are:

  • Candidates must have minimum three years full-time experience as a fire fighter, fire inspector or fire marshal, police officer, corrections officer, volunteer fire fighter, building maintenance personnel, property manager, building excavation supervisor (listed on building fire safety plan), floor warden with experience in fire brigade or emergency response team, construction site fire safety manager, or homeless shelter fire safety coordinator; or
  • Eighteen months full-time experience in those position, with a minimum of six months continuous experience at a single work site.

Being a security guard or fire guard is not enough to meet these qualification requirements.

 

Questions About Whether You Meet NYC Fire and Life Safety Director Requirements?

If you need to obtain certification as a Fire and Life Safety Director but are unsure whether your experience qualifies you to become a candidate for certification training, we can help. Contact International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) today and we will help you determine whether you meet the fire and life safety director qualification requirements for participation in the ISS Fire Science Institute.

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