New York City Fire Department Certificates of Fitness:

 

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F60 - Fire Guard at Field Construction Sites

F60 - Fire Guard for Torch Operations

G60 - Torch Use of Flammable Gases for Cutting and Welding

S92 - Supervision of Portable Fueled Space Heaters at Construction Sites

 

The Labor Technical College does not offer training for these examinations. The Labor Technical College provides New York City Fire Department study materials, application forms and employee letters to our interested members and directs them to the City of New York Bureau of Fire Prevention for Certificate of Fitness examinations.

 

Qualified Fire Guard at Field Construction sites and/or a Fire Guard for Torch Operations

 

The New York City Department of Buildings requires that on each New York City Building construction site that a Qualified Fire Guard at Field Construction sites and/or a Fire Guard for Torch Operations who have successfully completed a New York City Fire Department Certificate of Fitness Examination be provided for each building construction site torch operation and each hot work area operation to prevent combustible materials from igniting.

 

Certificate of Fitness for Torch Use of Flammable Gases for Cutting and Welding

 

Members who wish to pursue a Certificate of Fitness for Torch Use of Flammable Gases for Cutting and Welding with no prior cutting or welding experience may register for a four (4) hour Burning class, where the instructor reviews procedures for the proper use of a torch for cutting. Members who have prior experience may pick up the New York City Fire Department materials for the Torch Use of Flammable Gases for Cutting and Welding Certificate of Fitness at the Labor Technical College.

 

Fire Guard and Fire Watch

 

Starting January 1, 2010, the New York City Department of Buildings has started enforcing Fire Guard and Fire Watch involving ‘Hot Work’ regulations on building construction projects where steel stud framing and sheet rock installation are being applied in respect to cutting metal studs.

 

Fire Guard Certificate of Fitness to oversee job site chop saw operation

 

Most commonly, electric chop saws are used to cut steel metal studs to a required length which causes sparks. The New York City Department of Buildings requires that every ‘chop saw’ operation has a worker that is qualified with a Fire Guard Certificate of Fitness to oversee job site chop saw operation and protect the area to reduce the threat of fire. With this in mind, contractors are required to employ carpenters with the required Certificate of Fitness to properly man the job and meet New York City Department of Buildings requirements.