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Fire Safety Specialist

Weill Cornell Medicine
Job Location:
New York, New York
Police and Public Safety
Title: Fire Safety Specialist

Location: Upper East Side

Org Unit: Environmental Health & Safety

Work Days: Monday-Friday

Exemption Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Develops and maintains the Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) fire safety programs. Serves as the lead for life safety code requirements, conducts compliance and risk assessments, and develops and implements policies and procedures.

Job Responsibilities
  • As a member of the emergency response team, responds to fires, alarm activations, hazardous materials spills, gas leaks and other emergencies. Assumes role of Incident Command as needed during fire alarm activations.
  • Develops and maintains fire alarm response procedures for EHS staff, building desk attendants and security.
  • Develops and maintains the WCM fire safety and prevention programs. Serves as the technical lead for fire and life-safety code requirements. Develops and maintains EHS manuals and other related documentation; educates and trains the WCM community.
  • Conducts review of all fire alarm panel procedures and building-specific fire evacuation plans at least annually.
  • Develops and maintains the WCM Hot Work program. Develops and maintains program manuals and other related documentation; educates and trains affected personnel and contractors.
  • Serves as WCM impairment coordinator for impairments to fire alarm and fire protection systems; makes notifications as needed, ensures interim fire and life safety measures and corrective actions are taken; and maintains required impairment documentation.
  • Reviews and coordinates utility shutdown requests for fire and life safety compliance; coordinates with other EHS staff as necessary.
  • Inspects WCM "on-campus" buildings on at least an annual basis and as needed for fire and life safety deficiencies, works with building occupants and service departments to rectify deficiencies; implements fire safety and prevention initiatives.
  • Conducts periodic inspections of construction projects for fire and life safety deficiencies; works with the Construction Safety Specialist to rectify deficiencies found.
  • Reviews and assesses fire safety programs to identify new performance goals, strategies, and metrics.
  • Reviews all FDNY violations unrelated to construction projects; works with responsible departments and staff to resolve findings; prepares certificates of correction for submittal to the FDNY; attends ECB hearings as necessary.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Five years of experience with increasing responsibilities in fire safety.
  • Must have FDNY Certificates of Fitness related to Fire Safety before hire or obtain certifications within twelve months of employment or as noted:
  • F01- Citywide Fire Guard for Impairment
  • F07- Fire and Emergency Drill Conductor
  • W07- Citywide Fire and Emergency Drill Conductor
  • F-89 Fire Life Safety Director (within 18 months of employment)
  • S56 Construction Site Fire Safety Manager is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to act decisively when responding to emergency situations.
Licenses and Certifications
  • F01- Citywide Fire Guard for Impairment
  • F07 - Fire and Emergency Drill Conductor
  • W07 - Citywide Fire and Emergency Drill Conductor
  • F-89 - Fire Life Safety Director
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
  • Ability to work on off-shift as required to accommodate on-going operations and /or emergencies.
  • Ability to be available for 24 hour emergency call-ins.
  • Position requires working in a non-office environment where there are some physical discomforts such as noise, dust, heat, fumes and other elements which are continuously present.
  • Frequent use of ladders to perform work.
  • Must be capable of utilizing respiratory protection equipment, including negative-pressure respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
  • Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry or otherwise move objects weighing a minimum of 50 pounds and push/pull objects up to 55 pounds.
Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
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