Fire and Life Safety (FLS) Director is required in any commercial building requiring a Comprehensive Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plan or the building previously requiring a Fire Safety Director. In general, any building classified as a high-rise office building, hotel or buildings that have voluntarily installed fire alarm systems with two-way voice communication systems must have a Fire and Life Safety Director on premises during regular business hours.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Component 1: General Topics and Fire Emergency course (minimum 20 hours)
Part I: General topics, chapter 1 to chapter 8 of the FLSD curriculum.
Part II: Fire safety training, chapter 9 to chapter 12 of the FLSD curriculum.
Component 2: Non-Fire Emergency course (minimum 11 hours)
Part III: Non-fire emergency safety training, chapter 13 to chapter 17 of the FLSD curriculum.
Part IV: On-Site exam information, chapter 20 to chapter 22 of the FLSD curriculum and hands-on demonstrations: (1) elevator emergency operations (2) fire alarm panel operations, announcements, and warden phones/two-way communication devices (minimum 2 hours).
Part V: Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness, chapter 18 and chapter 19 of the FLSD curriculum.
Any 7-hour Non-Fire Emergencies EAP course issued on or after 03/31/2020 will no longer be recognized by the FDNY. Starting on 4/1/2019, the 4-hour ASMEP course is not offered separately, it is combined with the 7-hour EAP course or 11-hour Non-Fire FLSD course.
Different candidates may require different components of the FLS Director curriculum:
|Candidate Categories||Component(s) of the FLS Director curriculum|
|Brand new candidates||31-hour FLS Director courses (20-hour and 11-hour courses)|
|Candidates who failed the FDNY Fire Component CBT twice||20-hour “FLS Director: General Topics and Fire Emergency” course|
|Candidates who failed the FDNY Non-Fire Component CBT twice||11-hour “FLS Director: Non-Fire Emergencies EAP + ASMEP” courses|
Pre-requisites: Qualification Criteria for FLS Director
Applicants must have at least three (3) years 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:
Fire Fighter, Fire Inspector, Fire Marshall, Correction Officer, Police Officer, Volunteer Fire Fighter, Building Maintenance Personnel (e.g. engineers, Class E or J-1 Building Superintendent, etc.)Building/Residence/Property Manager, Building Evacuation Supervisor (must be listed on the building Fire Safety Plan or Comprehensive Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plan)
Floor Warden or Brigade member (must be listed on the building Fire Safety Plan or Comprehensive Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plan), or a Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm System in Homeless Shelters.
This course consists of several different components which include power point presentations, lecture, real life case studies, class discussion and hands on demonstration.
Course Duration: 31 hours of training (not including class breaks).