What is an FDNY Fire Safety Guard?

An FDNY Fire Inspector is required to be a certified Fire Guard before he or she can be considered for the exam. An FDNY Fire Inspector is also required to have at least three years of experience in the fire department or in the industry. The exam will take about two hours to complete and consists of written as well as practical examinations. After completion of the exam, you will be given a certificate of completion. An FDNY Fire Inspector certificate of completion is an official identification that says that you have completed the exam and passed. You can find an exam by looking online. The first thing you need to do is to check if the test provider has FDNY approved testing centers.

An F-04 certificate of fitness is an official certification given to individuals who successfully complete the FDNY exam. This certification is valid only for the term of the exam. An F-06 Fire Guard certificate of fitness for Fire Guards is for one year. The F-08 Fire Guard certificate of fitness for Temporary Outdoor/Indoor Place of assembly Safety personnel. An FDNY Certificate of Fitness (CFO) is an official identification card issued by the Department of Emergency Services to individuals who successfully complete the exam and pass. The certificate states the number of years of experience, and the date the certificate was issued.
Fire Guards are required by law to be licensed by the state where they live. A 24hour fire watch Warden license shows that a certain level of expertise and training have been acquired. An individual’s license can be renewed annually by the Department of Buildings, but there are no renewal requirements for an FDNY Fire Wardens license.

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