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Fire Marshall I

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Department: 883 - Plant Operations
Requisition Number: 14-1637652

Job Description:

The Fire Marshal I promotes public safety and hospital policy through implementation and enforcement of fire and life safety codes and standards. Provides and conducts educational activities in fire and life safety. Inspects, maintains and tests fire equipment, responding to alarms, and assisting inspection agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Conducts ongoing employee orientation, fire safety classes and fire drill training and other training sessions; analyzes and critiques potential liabilities and makes recommendations and improvements as necessary.

2. Issues citations to departments, vendors and individuals for not following mandatory fire safety protocol and procedures.

3. Interprets and applies all applicable fire safety codes/regulations.

4. Operates and maintains fire alarm system including associated panels, smoke detectors, sprinklers, flow alarms, manual fire alarm stations and fire fighting equipment including extinguishers, standpipe hose lines, masks, etc., when necessary

5. Conducts independent inspections of construction projects, establishes interim Life Safety Measures and follow-up inspections during construction periods and assists government agencies with inspections.

6. May supervise fire response team, security personnel, staff, visitors and patients during fire emergency situations and maintains or initiates communication with boiler room, engineering desk, Security and Telecommunications department.

7. Conducts environment of care rounds, inspects and tests sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, automatic extinguishing systems, emergency lights, exit ways, standpipe, exit stairs, doors, lights, linen chutes, etc., on a monthly or quarterly basis; maintaining documentation for inspection, testing and maintenance of fire systems, fire extinguishers and hoses.

8. Responds to all fire alarms, malfunctions, assorted alarm problems and investigates gas smells, leaks, burning odors, etc., keep records on all fires and major incidents including causes, losses and operations.

9. Creates and maintains incident reports, work orders and violation orders.

10. Remains current and knowledgeable in all New York City Fire Safety codes and regulations, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Codes, Department of Health (DOH), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

11. Performs other duties as required.


Job Qualifications:

HS diploma, GED required, Associate's degree preferred.

3 years required relevant experience for licensure, including fire investigation, inspection and prevention

Current posses FDNY F58 licensure (or Z50 - temporary licensure in lieu of F58)

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

Extensive knowledge of: Modern fire prevention principles, procedures, techniques and equipment, building, electrical and mechanical standards.

Knowledge of all current fire and safety codes

Working knowledge of fire suppression techniques and equipment; fire tactics

Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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