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Fire Safety

Fire Safety Directors – Emergency Action Plan Directors

Fire Safety Directors is a NY State licensed school that prepares personnel to become certified as Fire Safety Directors and Emergency Action Plan Directors. Fire Safety Directors are required to obtain a Certificate of Fitness from the New York Fire Department. To obtain a Certificate of Fitness from the FDNY the FSD must pass three tests with a grade of at least 70%. The FSD must be 18 years or older, have two valid forms of identification, must have five years of applicable experience in fire safety, and must pass a certified fire safety director course. Office buildings typically certify their security guards and key office personnel (managers).

In New York City, class B office buildings and class R-1 hotels require a certified fire safety director. The Fire Safety Director is responsible for implementing the Fire Safety Plan. The FSD’s responsibilities include:

  • Notifies building occupants of fires
  • Helps evacuate the building in an emergency
  • Laisons with the fire department during fire safety operations
  • Maintains the Fire Safety Plan
  • Supervises floor wardens
  • Conducts fire safety drills

Read more about becoming a certified Fire Safety Director here

Emergency Action Plan Directors

New York City Local Law 26 stipulates the need for an emergency action plan in Class E office buildings. The emergency action plan is written documentation on emergency response procedures distinct from fires. These types of emergencies may include (but are not limited to):

  • Biological Incidents
  • Chemical Incidents
  • Radiological Incident
  • Explosions
  • Natural Disasters
  • Other Emergencies
    • bomb threats
    • blackouts
    • severe weather
    • civil disturbances
    • medical emergencies

The Emergency Action Plan Director is responsible for developing and implementing an Emergency Action Plan in accordance with FDNY regulations. The purpose of the Emergency Action Plan is to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions to ensure safety during workplace emergencies. The Emergency Action Plan Director must pass the Fire Safety Director training, and must pass a certified Emergency Action Plan Director course. You can read more about becoming a certified Emergency Action Plan Director here.

Fire Safety Plans and Emergency Action Plans For Hotels And Motels
In New York City

Our staff of retired FDNY and NYPD supervisors helps property owners and managers with all aspects of Fire Safety / Emergency Action Plan compliance including:

  • Combined Fire Safety / Emergency Action Plan preparation
  • Hotel Fire Safety Plans
  • Fire Safety drills
  • Emergency Action Plan drills
  • Training for building employees and wardens
  • Fire Safety Director Courses
  • Fire Safety Director refresher courses
  • Emergency Action Plan Director courses
  • Addressing and correcting FDNY violations

Learn more about our Fire Safety Plans and Emergency Action Plans.

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Active Shooter Medical Emergency Preparedness

Active Shooter Medical Emergency Preparedness The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) passed a new rule that took effect on December 1st 2016. The new rule is 3 RCNY 113-02 – 113-06 that requires all Fire Safety Directors and Emergency Action Plan Directors take an additional course on Active Shooter Medical Emergency Preparedness. http://rules.cityofnewyork.us/tags/active-shooter http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/fdny/downloads/pdf/business/active-shooter-school-website-notification.pdf …

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FDNY Proposes New Fire Life Safety Training For Existing Fire Safety Directors

FDNY Proposes New Fire Life Safety Training For Existing Fire Safety Directors The New York Fire Department (FDNY) has issued a proposal to amend Section 113-01 of Title 3 of the Rules of the City of New York to require that all Fire Safety Directors be trained in Active Shooter and Medical Emergency response. This …

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