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The 1-Hour Fire Protection and Prevention course is a DOB-approved Site Safety Training (SST) General Elective that teaches NYC construction workers how to recognize and prevent fire hazards on the job. You'll learn about the science of fire prevention, important fire safety protocols and key regulations related to construction fire prevention.

This 100% online course provides one hour of DOB-approved Site Safety Training General Elective credit that you can apply toward your Full SST card.

About the 1-Hour Fire Protection and Prevention Course

SST Standards

Satisfies Training Standards for:

Site Safety Training (SST) requirements of NYC Local Law 196

Accessibility Features

Accessibility Features:

Free audio narration and Live Chat support


Approved by:

New York City Department of Buildings (DOB)

Online Course


100% online course

Instant Cert


Instant digital certificate for 1 Special Elective hour of Site Safety Training

NYC Workers

Designed for:

NYC construction and demolition workers who need an SST Worker card or SST Supervisor card

Who Should Take 1-Hour Fire Protection and Prevention?

This DOB-approved SST General Elective course is designed for New York City construction workers seeking an SST Worker or Supervisor card under Local Law 196.

Workers with a 10-hour OSHA Construction card can complete this course to earn one of four required General Elective training hours needed to earn a Full SST card. Supervisors with a 30-hour OSHA Construction card can earn one of two General Elective training hours required for a Full Supervisor SST card.

NYC Construction workers who need this training may include:

  • Construction and demolition workers
  • Construction Superintendents
  • Site Safety Coordinators
  • Site Safety Managers
  • Competent Persons
  • Journeypersons and forepersons
  • Other workers at jobsites that require a Site Safety Plan

For additional information on SST training requirements, including elective options and which NYC construction positions require Site Safety Training, see our guide to Local Law 196.

Course Details

The 1-Hour Fire Protection and Prevention course is an awareness-level training designed to prevent construction fires and fire-related injuries and deaths. You'll learn about common causes of construction fires, fire prevention protocols and the correct way to extinguish various types of fires.

This training covers a variety of laws and regulations NYC construction workers must follow to prevent fires, including OSHA's Fire Protection and Prevention standard (OSHA CFR 1926.150), the New York City Fire Code and the National Fire Protection Association's Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration and Demolition Operations (NFPA 241).

The course is 100% online and approved by the New York City Department of Buildings. It provides one hour of Site Safety Training (SST) General Elective credit that NYC construction workers can apply toward their Full SST card.

Benefits of 1-Hour Fire Protection and Prevention:

  • Train at your own pace
  • Guaranteed to pass
  • Provides 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Audio narration
  • Interactive quizzes

The course takes at least one hour to complete. You must take a five-question quiz at the end of each module and pass a 20-question comprehensive final exam. The exam and all quizzes are multiple choice, and you have an unlimited number of attempts to pass. You must complete the final exam in one sitting.

You are required to score at least 80% on each quiz and at least 70% on the final exam to receive SST course credit. Once you pass each course module quiz and the final exam, you can instantly download a digital Certificate of Completion. You must complete your training within 180 days of purchase.

This course does not provide an SST card. To get your SST card, you need to finish all your required training and provide the course certificates to OSHA Education Center or another DOB-approved Site Safety Training provider.

» Learn more about DOB course requirements for SST cards

NYC Site Safety Training courses give you the opportunity to earn IACET CEUs through our parent company Certus. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Certus offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.

» See our IACET accreditation

Learning Objectives

This course teaches New York City construction workers the basics of fire prevention and effective ways to recognize fire safety risks on construction work sites.

Upon completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the chemistry of fire and how it pertains to construction
  • Describe potential fire risks and how to avoid them
  • List regulatory administrative fire safety requirements associated with construction

You can find an outline of all course modules below.

Course Outline

The course is divided into four modules on construction fire prevention. Each module ends with a brief quiz, and you must complete a final exam to receive your SST General Elective credit.


The course introduction provides a brief overview of the course, including key learning objectives and facts about Site Safety Training.

Module 1: Worksite Fire Injuries and Deaths

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • Principles of Electricity
  • Types of Electrical Hazards
  • Module 1 Quiz

Learning objectives include:

  • List common fire-related injuries on the construction work site
  • Describe the financial and emotional toll of construction fires
  • Relate smoking and tobacco use to increased fire risks at work sites

Module 2: The Science of Fire Prevention

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • The chemistry of fire
  • Types of fires
  • How to extinguish common types of construction fires

Learning objectives include:

  • Describe the science behind the spread of fire on the work site
  • Understand the appropriate methods to extinguish different types of fires
  • Relate fire safety at home to fire safety at the work site

Module 3: Worksite Fire Prevention Protocol

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • NYC Fire Code Chapter 14
  • Fire safety planning
  • Fire protection protocol
  • Hot work permit process
  • Safe storage of compressed gases and flammable liquids
  • Fire extinguisher placement
  • PASS system for fire extinguisher use

Learning objectives include:

  • List the administrative functions for effective fire prevention outlined in NYC Fire Code Chapter 14
  • Describe fire watch requirements and the inspection and permitting processes for hot work
  • Reproduce an adequate fire safety plan for a construction site
  • Explain the PASS method for fire extinguisher use

Module 4: Building Fire Safety

Topics covered in Module 4 include:

  • Fire safety for buildings under construction
  • Fire safety for occupied buildings
  • Hoist-in readiness for FDNY
  • Construction fire safety managers
  • Fire safety directors
  • Resources for fire safety management

Learning objectives include:

  • Describe fire safety procedures and equipment for buildings under construction
  • Describe fire safety procedures and equipment for occupied buildings
  • List OSHA, FDNY, NFPA and New York City Code resources that address workers' rights to a safe workplace

The course ends with an exam that assesses the student's comprehension and understanding of all course and module objectives.