Fire and Life Safety (FLS) Director is required in any commercial building requiring Comprehensive Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plan or the buildings previously requiring Fire Safety Directors. 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 Life and Safety Director on premises during regular business hours.
The FLS Director and Deputy FLS Director must hold a valid Certificate of Fitness and is responsible to implement the FDNY plan (e.g. Comprehensive Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plan or Fire Safety and Evacuation Plan), to conduct FLS staff training, fire and non-fire emergency drills and other duties indicated in the Fire Code and Fire Rule.
The F-89 Certificate of Fitness (after meeting additional requirements, specified in the Notice of Examination) replaces the F-59 FS/EAP Director Certificate of Fitness.
This Certificate of Fitness is valid only at a specific location and for the specific person to whom it is issued.
Individuals who work as a Fire Safety Directors and/or Fire Life and Safety Directors in multiple locations (more than two) and are seeking to be certified in additional buildings must submit the Fire Safety Director (F-85) and Fire Life and Safety Director (F-89/T-89) Variance Form (PDF). Please list your current work hours at each location and state the physical building address where you plan on taking the On-Site Exam for a Fire Safety Director and/or Fire Life and Safety Director. The form must be returned with a $200 fee.
Individuals who no longer work at the premises where they were previously certified as a Fire Safety Director and/or Fire Life and Safety Director should return their ID card(s) and the Surrender Certificate of Fitness Form (PDF) back to the Fire Department.