A Certificate of Fitness holder must be present to perform fire watch during hot work operations at: 1) construction sites, 2) rooftop operations where torch-applied roof systems are in operation, and 3) in any building or structure where a torch operation is conducted.
A certificate holder is also required at sites when construction, alteration or demolition exceeds 10,000 square feet when fronting one street, or 20,000 square feet when fronting two streets, or whenever the building exceeds 75 feet in height.
This Certificate of Fitness is valid only for the specific person to whom it is issued and can be used anywhere within New York City.
NYC Fire Department (FDNY)
Public Certification Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 1st Floor
Phone: (718) 999-1988
Open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Closed on public holidays.
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Certificate of Fitness