Fire Life and Safety Director is required in any commercial building classified as Group B, and mixed occupancies by the NYC Department of Buildings during regular business hours.
The Fire Life and Safety Director must hold a valid Certificate of Fitness and is responsible to implement a Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plan, training emergency action personnel and other duties related to Comprehensive Fire Safety/Emergency Action Plan.
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.