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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.


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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 two (2) major sections as follows:

  • Fire Emergencies (20 Hours) – Previously referenced as “Fire Safety Director”
  • Non-Fire Emergencies (11 Hours) – Includes EAP, Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness Training 

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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