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Fire Guard Exam Prep Course

With the demand of Security Guards in New York City, Figureguards are becoming just as demanding. Most office buildings and construction sites are making the fireguard license a mandatory certification to have. In order to become a fireguard, you must obtain a fireguard license/certificate of fitness from the NYFD and to obtain such license, a security guard must successfully pass the fire department certificate of fitness examination. The fire department does not conduct any courses for any of the fireguard classes. They however, do provide you with a guide, which you are able to study in order to increase your chance of passing the examination.

At Tribune Training Academy, you will get the appropriate instructions of the topics coverd in the NYFD guides of certificate you are attempting to acquire. At the end of the course, you will receive a package which contains multiple choice questions and worksheets that are created to help you practice and maximize your chance passing.

Through our fireguard exam prep program, you will have an opportunity to acquire the knowledge to identify the types of hazardous materials that are often found in construction sites, homeless shelters, buildings and hot work operation areas. You will successfully be able to identify the types of fire and utilize the types of fire extinguishers. You will learn how to successfully utilize the fire extinguisher according to the fire extinguishing regulations. You will also, learn about safety procedures and regulations of non-emergency and emergency situations. At the end of the course, you will receive 20 multiple choice questions to test what you have learned in the course. The length of this course will last for approximately 4 hours.

This is an exam preparatory course for the Fireguard Certificate of Fitness (COF) examination only. We do not provide the FDNY COF examination. You must go to 9 Metrotech and pay the FDNY fees in order to take the exam. Also, we do not provide any official FDNY questions. The questions you will receive are created for your practice based on the Certificate of fitness topics found in the FDNY study guide. You can find this guide at the FDNY website for free. This course is offered with the sole purpose of providing additional assistance for FDNY COF examination. Tribune Training Academy is not responsible for the passing or failing of any COF examinations. You are to study the guide provided by the FDNY in order to prepare for this examination. If you chose to, you may utilize the guidance from Tribune Training Academy, alongside the FDNY study material to further boost your chance of passing the examinations. You are under no obligation to take this course by the fire department or Tribune Training Academy in to qualify for the FDNY COF examination. By agreeing to take this course, you are agreeing to understand that Tribune Training Acadedmy has no affiliation with the FDNY in order to provide this course to you and that you are willingly taking this course to assist you with the preparation for the FDNY COF examination(s).

Fire Guard for Impairment (F-01)

This exam preparation course will help you prepare for the examination for the Certificate of Fitness for Fire Guard for Impairment. This course does not provide all of the information you need to know to work as a fire guard. It is your responsibility to become familiar with all applicable rules and regulations of the City of New York, even if they are not covered in this course. This course will outline New York City Fire Department guidelines for fire guard performing a fire watch. This happens when a required fire protection system is out-of-service.

In this course, the following topics will be covered:

  • Fire Guard Patrols
  • Inspection Record
  • Fire Department notification for impairment
  • Emergency notification and procedures
  • Manual or pull station devices
  • Safety requirements
  • Sprinkler System
  • Standpipe System
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Standpipe System
  • Typical fire extinguishers
  • Fire extinguisher inspections

Fire Guard for Shelters (F-02)

This exam preparation course will help you prepare for the examination for the Certificate of Fitness for Fire Guard for Shelters. This course does not provide all of the information you need to know to work as a fire guard. It is your responsibility to become familiar with all applicable rules and regulations of the City of New York, even if they are not covered in this course. Buildings operating as emergency shelters have the unique requirement of fire guards on the premises at all times. Fire guards in shelters have a larger span of responsibility than fire guards in most other occupancies. This course will outline New York City Fire Department guidelines for fire guard performing a fire watch at shelters.

In this course, the following topics will be covered:

  • F-02 Certificate of Fitness Requirements
  • Fires in Homeless Shelters
  • Fire Guard Responsibilities
  • Fire Guard Patrols
  • Fire Guards on Duty
  • Out-of-Service Conditions
  • Typical Causes of Fire in Shelters
  • Common Problems in Shelters
  • Medical Emergencies in Shelters
  • Bomb or other Explosion Threats in Shelters
  • Chemical Incident or Release in Shelters
  • Emergency Reporting
  • Types of Fire Alarm Initiating Devices
  • Manual or Pull station Alarm-Initiating Devices
  • Carbon Monoxide Devices
  • Sprinkler Water Flow Detector
  • Audio and Visual Notification Devices
  • Communication System
  • Sprinkler System
  • Standpipe System
  • Different Types of Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFE)
  • PFE Labeling
  • PFE Monthly Inspection
  • PFE Annual Servicing

Indoor Place of Assembly Safety Personnel (F-03)

The F-03 and F-04 were previously the F-94 Certificate of Fitness: fireguard for places of public assembly and fireguard for film studios. F-03 C of F is a premises-related certification and it is designed for the occupancies with Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation (PA). The F-03 C of F holders are responsible for maintaining fire safety in any approved place of assembly (PA) or temporary place of assembly (TPA) activities held in the premises.

This exam prep course will help you prepare for the examination for the Certificate of Fitness for Indoor Place of Assembly Safety Personnel. This course will include information taken from the 2014 New York City Fire Code. The course does not contain all ofthe information you need to know to work as a safety personnel. It is your responsibilityto become familiar with all applicable rules and regulations of the City of New York, evenif they are not covered in this course.

In this course, the following topics will be covered:

  • Fire safety and evacuation plan
  • Pre-event inspection
  • During the event
  • Emergency notification and procedures
  • Daily inspections
  • During the performance
  • Regular inspections

Temporary Place of Assembly Safety Personnel (F-04)

The F-03 and F-04 were previously the F-94 Certificate of Fitness: fireguard for places of public assembly and fireguard for film studios. F-03 C of F is a premises-related certification and it is designed for the occupancies with Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation (PA). The F-03 C of F holders are responsible for maintaining fire safety in any approved place of assembly (PA) or temporary place of assembly (TPA) activities held in the premises.

This exam prep course will help you prepare for the examination for the Certificate of Fitness for place of Temporary Place of Assembly Safety Personnel (TPA). This course will include information taken from the 2014 New York City Fire Code. The course does not contain all ofthe information you need to know to work as a safety personnel. It is your responsibilityto become familiar with all applicable rules and regulations of the City of New York, evenif they are not covered in this course.

In this course, the following topics will be covered:

  • The duties Of Temporary Place Of Assemly Safety Personnel
  • Orientation
  • Pre-events inspections
  • Prohibitions
  • During the event
  • Fire Protection System
  • Manual or pull station devices
  • Sprinkler System
  • Standpipe System
  • Fire Alarm System
  • General emergency procedure
  • Fire emergency
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Bomb or other Explosion Threats
  • Chemical Incident or Release
  • Active shooter incidents
  • Typical fire extinguishers
  • Fire extinguisher inspections

Fire Guard For Torch Operation
(F-60)

This exam prep course will help you prepare for the examination for the Certificate of Fitness for Fire Guard for Torch Operations. This course will include information taken from the Fire Prevention Code of the Bureau of Fire Prevention. The course does not contain all of the information you need to know to work as a fire guard. It is your responsibility to become familiar with all applicable rules and regulations of the City of New York, even if they are not covered.

*Note: The F-60 Certificate of Fitness is NOT qualified to serve as a watchperson at construction site. Applicants who applies to be a watchperson should take S-60 Certificate of Fitness test. See the S-60 COF study material for further information.

*Note: The F-60 Certificate of Fitness is NOT qualified to serve as a fire guard for impairment at construction sites. Applicants who applies to be afire guard for impairment should take F-01 Certificate of Fitness test. See the F-01 COF study materiaThis study material will help you prepare for the examination for the Certificate of Fitnessfor fire guard for torch operations. The study material includes information taken from theFire Prevention Code of the Bureau of Fire Prevention. l for further information.

In this course, the following topics will be covered:

  • FDNY Storage Permit and FDNY Usage Permit
  • Hot Work Authorization (Hot Work Program Permit)
  • Responsible Person and Pre-Hot Work Check
  • Gas Torch Operation Precautions
  • Protection of Combustibles
  • Signage
  • Fire watch
  • Fire guard
  • Fire guard for construction sites and torch-applied roofing systems
  • Time and Recordkeeping requirement
  • Gas Welding and Cutting Precautions
  • Notification
  • Fire hoses
  • Sprinkler protection
  • Fire detection system
  • Operation Instructions for a Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguishers Types
  • Typical Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Watch Person at Construction Sites (S-60)

This exam preparation course will help you prepare for the examination for the Certificate of Fitness for Watchperson at Construction Sites. This course does not contain all of the information you need to know to work as a watchperson. It is your responsibility to become familiar with all applicable rules and regulations of the City of New York, even if they are not covered in this course. You need to be familiar with the 2014 Building Code Section 3303, 3310 and Fire Code Chapter 14, which regulate the duties of watchperson at construction sites in order to adequately prepare for the exam.

In this course, the following topics will be covered:

  • Emergency Notification
  • General Knowledge and Precautions
  • Fire safety
  • Smoking prohibition
  • FDNY Connections
  • Standpipe system and alarm system
  • First Responder Box
  • Hazardous materials
  • Waste disposal
  • Portable fueled heating devices
  • Elevator in readiness
  • Site security and general housekeeping
  • Secure the openings
  • Lighting
  • Logbook
  • Fire extinguishers types
  • Typical fire extinguishers
  • Fire extinguisher inspections