Firefighters play a vital role in keeping residents of large buildings safe. The local government code can specify when, where and how many fire extinguishers are needed in a building. If there is a fire alarm, sprinkler or standpipe in New York City, a security guard must be present to perform the duties of monitoring the fire department. New York City requires Fire Watch Guards to be trained and licensed to use residential or commercial buildings.
The Fire Watch Guard is also required by law to operate safely on most construction sites where open flames are used.
At least one Fire Guard is needed in public places, such as shelters, movie theaters, hotels, office buildings and water baths where no spraying system or fire protection system exists. Fireguard-trained guards are much needed than those of Fire Watch Services’ non-trained security guards.
Minimal Fire Requirements-
You must be at least 18 years old.
You must have a good understanding of the English language.
You must provide two types of identification. At least one of them must be a photo ID issued by the government, such as a Government Driver’s License or a Non-Driving License or passport.
You should send a letter of recommendation from your employer. The letter should be at the head of the official letter, and should state your full name, information and address. If you are self-employed or you own a company, you should send a certified letter stating the status.
If you are not currently employed, you can take the test without a letter of recommendation. If you pass the test, FDNY will issue a temporary illustrated textbook for job search purposes. You will not receive a Certificate of Eligibility unless you are employed and provide a letter of recommendation from your employer.
The Liberty Security Training Institute’s 4-hour program is designed to help you prepare for the Fire Brigade Certificate Examination. This course is not required by law, but it will make the process easier for you and increase your chances of success. Our instructor will inform you of the New York City Fire Department study materials. Topics available will include safety requirements, safety signs, tests, fire extinguishers, spraying systems and emergency procedures. In addition to the cost of your Fire Guard training at LSTI, you will need to pay $ 25.00 to the NYC Fire Department to obtain a Test Certificate. When you do your Fire Brigade Training with the Liberty Security Training Institute, we help you with every step of the certification process to save time and money and avoid any confusion. We make it easy for you to get the training and certification you need for your job as a Certified Fire Guard.