FDNY F-80 Certificate of Fitness Training Course
All homeless shelters are required to have an individual who holds a Certificate of Fitness for Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless Shelters (F-80). This certificate is also needed in any building or occupancy that is required to have a one-way voice communication system, regardless of occupancy classification, and is operated or occupied by more than 15 persons for a period of more than 30 days. This also includes emergency shelters.
This Certificate of Fitness is valid only at a specific location and for the specific person to whom it is issued.
Topics covered in the training course include:
- Fire alarm systems
- Emergency Preparedness Plan
- Emergency procedures
- Periodic inspections
- Standpipe systems
- Sprinkler systems
- Emergency drills
- Portable fire extinguishers
- Test, inspection and repair procedures for fire alarm systems
- Common problems in shelters
- Special Needs occupants
- Safety in shelters
Students must successfully pass the online training course as the first part to obtain a FDNY Certificate of Fitness, then will be required to go to FDNY headquarters located at 9 Metrotech Brooklyn, NY to complete the computer based exams.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM