The study material does not contain all of the information you need to know to work as a fire guard.
It is the individual’s responsibility to become familiar with all applicable rules and regulations of the City of New York, even if they are not covered in this study material.
In order to adequately prepare for the exam, Please be familiar with the Fire Code Section 401.3, 408, 901 and 906 (See Appendix A) and the NFPA 25 Chapter 14 (2002 Ed.) which regulate the duties of fire guards for performing fire watch when any required fire protection system is out of service.
The Fire Guard for impairment is recommended to be familiar with the types of fire safety evacuation plans for the buildings where they provide fire watch. They should also be familiar with the associated staff available to implement the fire plan.
The Fire Guard must be aware of their obligations for notifying the Fire Department in the event of a fire (FC Chapter 4 Section 401.3).
Further information is available at
Emergency Planning and Preparedness: [FC Chapter 4 Section 401.3 and Section 408]
Fire Protection System: [FC Chapter 9 Section 901 and Section 906]
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Only Fire guards holding F-01 C of F are allowed to patrol areas, after 4 hours of an out of service condition.
Fire watch can be maintained by one or more person holding an F-01 certificate of fitness for fire guard, In any occupancy, where a required fire protection system is out of service.
Fire guards are required to inspect the areas in which the fire protection systems are out of service for fires. A fire guard should patrol more than 50,000 square feet of building floor area.
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